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Author Smith, Dominic, 1971- author.

Title The last painting of Sara de Vos [kit] / Dominic Smith.

Publication Info. New York : Picador, 2017.
©2016

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Edition First Picador edition.
Description 295 pages ; 21 cm + 1 notebook ((unpaged) ; 28 cm.) in canvas bag.
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Note Each Book Group Kit, contained in a canvas bag, includes 12 copies of the book and one copy of a notebook containing book reviews, discussion questions, author information, a bibliography of the titles in the Book Group Kit collection, bibliographies of books and websites on book groups and enhancements (articles, maps or pictures) to help understand the book.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Baalbergen, Sarah van, 1607- approximately 1638 -- Fiction.
Women artists -- Netherlands -- Fiction.
Painting, Dutch -- 17th century -- Fiction.
Art -- Forgeries -- Fiction.
Art historians -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781250118325 (paperback)

 
    
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