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Creole belle : a Dave Robicheaux novel / James Lee Burke.

Creole belle : a Dave Robicheaux novel / James Lee Burke.
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ISBN 9781409108962 (hbk.)
1409108961 (hbk.)
140910897X (pbk.)
9781409108979 (pbk.)
Author Burke, James Lee, 1936-
Title Creole belle : a Dave Robicheaux novel / James Lee Burke.
Publisher/Date London : Orion, 2012.
Pagination etc. 528 p. ; 24 cm.
Series A Dave Robicheaux novel 19.
Summary Note This lavishly illustrated volume explores the fascinating and little-known subject of lover's eyes, hand-painted miniatures of single human eyes set in jewellery and given as tokens of affection, or created to memorialise a deceased loved one. According to popular lore, the phenomenon began in 1785, when the Prince of Wales secretly proposed to Mrs. Maria Fitzherbert with a miniature of his own eye. This romantic gesture inspired a fad among the aristocracy for exchanging eye portraits mounted in a wide variety of settings including brooches, rings, lockets and toothpick cases. This new book accompanies an exhibition by the same title organised by the Birmingham Museum of Art, the largest exhibition of its kind to date, with over 98 examples drawn from the private collection of Dr. and Mrs. David A. Skier of Birmingham, Alabama. Graham Boettcher discusses the history and function of lover's eyes, as well as the language and symbolism of their jewelled settings; Elle Shushan examines their role in the broader context of Georgian and early Victorian portrait miniatures; and Jo Manning offers five fictional vignettes imagining the circumstances surrounding the creation of a selection of these extraordinary objects.
Subject Robicheaux, Dave (Fictitious character) Fiction
Police -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Fiction
Detective and mystery stories
New Iberia (La.) -- Fiction
Mystery fiction.
Shelf Location F BURK
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