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The last painting of Sara de Vos / Dominic Smith.

The last painting of Sara de Vos / Dominic Smith.
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Adult Fiction Quick Browse   Double Bay . *, Quick Browse . 3 Mar 2020
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Adult Fiction Quick Browse   Double Bay . On Loan . 26 Feb 2020
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Adult Fiction Quick Browse   Double Bay . *, Quick Browse . 26 Feb 2020
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Adult Fiction Quick Browse   Double Bay . On Loan . 26 Feb 2020
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Adult Fiction   Double Bay . On Loan . 5 Mar 2020
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ISBN 9781743439951 (paperback)
Author Smith, Dominic, 1971-
Title The last painting of Sara de Vos / Dominic Smith.
Publisher/Date Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2016.
©2016.
Pagination etc. 374 pages ; 24 cm
Summary Note 'Highly evocative of time and place, this stunning novel explores a triumvirate of fate, choice and consequence, and is worthy of comparison to Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring and Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch ...A masterly, multilayered story that will dazzle readers.' Library Journal.. This is what we long for: the profound pleasure of being swept into vivid new worlds, worlds peopled by characters so intriguing and real that we can't shake them, even long after the reading's done. In this extraordinary novel, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, Australian writer Dominic Smith brilliantly bridges the historical and the contemporary, tracking a collision course between a rare landscape by a female Dutch painter of the Golden Age, an inheritor of the work in 1950s Manhattan, and a celebrated Australian art historian who painted a forgery of it in her youth...In 1631, Sara de Vos is admitted to the Guild of St. Luke in Holland as a master painter, the first woman to be so honoured. Three hundred years later, only one work attributed to de Vos is known to remain-a haunting winter scene, At the Edge of a Wood, which hangs over the Manhattan bed of a wealthy descendant of the original owner. An Australian grad student, Ellie Shipley, struggling to stay afloat in New York, agrees to paint a forgery of the landscape, a decision that will haunt her. Because now, half a century later, she's curating an exhibition of female Dutch painters, and both versions threaten to arrive...As the three threads intersect with increasing and exquisite suspense, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos mesmerises while it grapples with the demands of the artistic life, showing how the deceits of the past can forge the present.
Subject - Name Baalbergen, Sarah van, -- 1607- approximately 1638 -- Fiction
Subject Women artists -- Netherlands -- Fiction
Painting, Dutch -- 17th century -- Fiction
Art -- Forgeries -- Fiction
Art historians -- Fiction
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