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Wehle, Harry B.
American Miniatures 1730-1850. One hundred and seventy-three portraits selected with a descriptive account.

Garden City Publishing Co.: 1937. New edition.

First published in 1927, this has remained a standard study of American miniatures and their painters. It includes introductions to the development of miniature painting and the use of ivory, and then goes on to the development of American miniature painting, treated regionally and chronologically. There is also a biographical dictionary of American miniature painters, compiled by Theodore Bolton.

Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 127 pages, plus a color frontispiece and 4 color and 44 b/w plates. Jacket rubbed and a bit worn, some soil.

Inventory #: 31480
Price: $ 40.00      

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