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BUT WERE THEY GOOD LIKENESSES? Hirschl & Adler Folk, New York, 1989. 44 pp. with 52 ills. (18 col.). 31 x 22 cm. In English.
The question of whether American folk artists of the early 19th century rendered faithful or false images of their subjects is explored in this catalogue through a comparison of some 20 portraits in oil with later photographs of the sitters. A prefatory text discusses the functions of portrait painting and photography during the 1800s.
Indexing: Western — United States — 1800-1900 — Painting — Naive/Folk/Outsider Art
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 052848
Paperbound $27.50    

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