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The Resource The Last Painting of Sara De Vos

The Last Painting of Sara De Vos

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The Last Painting of Sara De Vos
Title
The Last Painting of Sara De Vos
Statement of responsibility
Dominic Smith
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Language
eng
Summary
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 his earlier, award-winning novels, Dominic Smith demonstrated a gift for coaxing the past to life. Now, in The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, he deftly 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 art historian who painted a forgery of it in her youth.In 1631, Sara de Vos is admitted as a master painter to the Guild of St. Luke's in Holland, the first woman to be so recognized. 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 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 exhibit of female Dutch painters, and both versions threaten to arrive. As the three threads intersect,The Last Painting of Sara de Vos mesmerizes while it grapples with the demands of the artistic life, showing how the deceits of the past can forge the present
Title
The last painting of Sara De Vos
Creator
Summary
Parallel narratives unfold and eventually converge in this multi-layered novel, which explores the legacy of fictional 17th-century Dutch painter Sara de Vos. The artist's masterpiece, At the Edge of a Wood, is stolen from Manhattan attorney Marty de Groot's Upper East Side residence in 1957 and replaced with a skillfully executed forgery that remains a secret for decades -- until museum curator Ellie Shipley, who created the fake, is confronted by the two versions of the painting. Don't miss this richly detailed and complex meditation on art and identity by the author of Bright and Distant Shores. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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Award
Australian Book Industry Awards, Literary Fiction Book of the Year, 2017.
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10472888
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
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Dominic Smith
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The Last Painting of Sara De Vos
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unknown
Color
multicolored
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online
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Isbn
9780374714048
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not applicable
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True
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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