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FACING THE NEW WORLD: JEWISH PORTRAITS IN COLONIAL AND FEDERAL AMERICA. Richard Brilliant and Ellen Smith. Jewish Museum, New York, 1997. Published in association with Prestel-Verlag, Munich. 128 pp. with 112 ills. (15 col.). 29 x 24 cm. LC 97-33276 ISBN 3791318632 In English.
Showcasing more than 80 portrait paintings of American Jews produced from the 1720s to the 1830s (among them images by such prominent artists as Ralph Earl, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, John Wesley Jarvis, Charles Willson Peale and Rembrandt Peale), this catalogue presents reproductions and individual descriptions of the featured works along with two essays discussing the European artistic conventions reflected in 18th- and 19th-century depictions of Jewish-American sitters and the significance of portraiture in the context of the early social and cultural history of American Jewry.
Indexing: Western — United States — 1600-1800, 1800-1900 — Painting
Plans: 02,04,22
Worldwide Number: 026216
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