John Smibert: Colonial America's First Portrait Painter

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Yale University Press, 1995 - Art - 280 pages
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Saunder's explores Smibert's early Scottish and London training as well as his travels in Italy; his portrait practice in London; his arrival in America and his stylistic development; the creation of "The Bermuda Group"; and the business of portrait painting in Boston.
 

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John Smibert: colonial America's first portrait painter

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Though he was born in Scotland and created some of his better portraits in London, Smibert can rightfully lay claim to the title of America's first portrait painter. Art historian Saunders (American ... Read full review

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Scotland
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London and Edinburgh
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References to Smibert in Vertues Notebooks 2 53
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