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The Resource The last painting of Sara De Vos : a novel, Dominic Smith

The last painting of Sara De Vos : a novel, Dominic Smith

Label
The last painting of Sara De Vos : a novel
Title
The last painting of Sara De Vos
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dominic Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is what we long for: the profound pleasure of being swept into vivid new worlds, worlds peopled by characters so intriguing and real that we can't shake them, even long after the reading's done. In his earlier, award-winning novels, Dominic Smith demonstrated a gift for coaxing the past to life. Now, in The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, he deftly bridges the historical and the contemporary, tracking a collision course between a rare landscape by a female Dutch painter of the golden age, an inheritor of the work in 1950s Manhattan, and a celebrated art historian who painted a forgery of it in her youth. In 1631, Sara de Vos is admitted as a master painter to the Guild of St. Luke's in Holland, the first woman to be so recognized. Three hundred years later, only one work attributed to de Vos is known to remain--a haunting winter scene, At the Edge of a Wood, which hangs over the bed of a wealthy descendant of the original owner. An Australian grad student, Ellie Shipley, struggling to stay afloat in New York, agrees to paint a forgery of the landscape, a decision that will haunt her. Because now, half a century later, she's curating an exhibit of female Dutch painters, and both versions threaten to arrive. As the three threads intersect, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos mesmerizes while it grapples with the demands of the artistic life, showing how the deceits of the past can forge the present"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Dominic
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.M5815
LC item number
L37 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baalbergen, Sarah van
  • Women artists
  • Painting, Dutch
  • Art
  • Art historians
  • FICTION / Literary
Label
The last painting of Sara De Vos : a novel, Dominic Smith
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/683/9780374106683/image/lgcover.9780374106683.jpg
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1631914
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
first edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780374106683
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015033152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1631914
  • (Sirsi) 1631914
  • (OCoLC)921926602
Label
The last painting of Sara De Vos : a novel, Dominic Smith
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/683/9780374106683/image/lgcover.9780374106683.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1631914
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
first edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780374106683
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015033152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1631914
  • (Sirsi) 1631914
  • (OCoLC)921926602

Library Locations

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      42.557534 -71.16399799999999
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