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The last painting of Sara de Vos [sound recording] : a novel / Dominic Smith.

Smith, Dominic, 1971- author. (Author). Ballerini, Edoardo, narrator. (Added Author).
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Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch CD FIC SMITH, DOMINIC (Text) 33946003108656 Fiction Audiobooks . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781427268259
  • ISBN: 1427268258
  • Physical Description: 8 sound discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from container.
Compact discs.
Includes a reading group guide read by the author.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Edoardo Ballerini.
Summary, etc.: A 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. Dominic Smith 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. An Australian grad student, Ellie Shipley, agrees to paint a forgery, 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.
Subject: Baalbergen, Sarah van, 1607- approximately 1638 > Fiction.
Women artists > Netherlands > Fiction.
Painting, Dutch > 17th century > Fiction.
Art > Forgeries > Fiction.
Art historians > Fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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