Love and Loss: American Portrait and Mourning Miniatures

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Robin Jaffee Frank examines the miniatures in detail, offering new insights into their role in American art and social history. Through painstaking detective work, she uncovers the stories of the people who sat for them and the people who treasured them, restoring to these intimate tokens their power to move us.".
 

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A beautifully illustrated and well written volume originally published to accompany a Yale University Art Gallery exhibition. Frank ably surveys the field, providing important contexts and short biographies of many important miniature artists. A fascinating read. Read full review

Contents

Public Display of Private Devotion
15
i The First American Miniaturists
37
y Miniatures and the Young Republic
77
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Robin Jaffee Frank is associate curator of American paintings and sculpture at the Yale University Art Gallery.

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