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IMAGINED LIVES: PORTRAITS OF UNKNOWN PEOPLE. John Banville et al. National Portrait Gallery, London, 2011. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Antique Collectors' Club, Easthampton. 96 pp. with 45 col. ills. and 14 col. reference ills. 20 x 14 cm. ISBN 9781855144552 In English.
Highlighting more than a dozen paintings by unknown artists of the 16th and 17th centuries which were purchased by the National Portrait Gallery as portraits of identified people before subsequent research indicated their identities were doubtful, this small-format catalogue features imaginary biographies, character sketches and diaries invented by a group of prominent authors who were invited to create vivid stories about the unknown sitters.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1600-1800 — Painting
Plans: 73,75
Worldwide Number: 076640
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