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THE FIRST ACTRESSES: NELL GWYN TO SARAH SIDDONS. Gill Perry et al. National Portrait Gallery, London, 2011. Published in the U.S.A. by University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor. 160 pp. with 108 ills. (102 col.). 30 x 22 cm. ISBN 9780472118274 In English.
Illuminating the vibrant relationship between art and theater in England in the late 17th and 18th centuries, this catalogue explores the lives and achievements of 14 early British actresses through a presentation of paintings and works on paper of the period, including portraits and narrative compositions by such well-known artists as Hogarth, Zoffany, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Lely, Romney, Lawrence and Gillray.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1600-1800 — Painting, Several Media
Plans: 71,75
Worldwide Number: 076586
Hardcover $50.00    

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