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Books & Catalogs /
1989-1980

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gripsholm Masterpieces from Gripsholm Castle
The Swedish National Portrait Collection

by Per Bjurström and Ulf G. Johnsson (National Portrait Gallery, 1988), softcover, 8 ½ x 11 in.; 136 pp., $6.99

One of Europe's oldest national portrait galleries, Gripsholm Castle is represented here by portraits spanning five hundred years of Sweden's history. Included are members of its royal families and figures who have attained international stature.

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John Frazee John Frazee (1790-1852)
Sculptor

by Frederick S. Voss, with an essay by Dennis Montagna and Jean Henry (National Portrait Gallery, 1986), softcover, 8 ½ x 11 in.; 120 pp., $2.50

This is the only comprehensive study of the gravestone-carver-turned-sculptor who made likenesses of statesmen, one president, and eminent Bostonians of the early nineteenth century.

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crockett Davy Crockett
Gentleman from the Cane

by James C. Kelly and Frederick S. Voss (National Portrait Gallery, 1986), softcover, 8 ½ x 11 in.; 52 pp., $4.50

An examination of both the real and the legendary Crockett, from his Tennessee frontier days to his death at the Alamo in 1836, this booklet also explores his place in the popular culture of nineteenth- and twentieth-century America.

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Andrew Jackson William Edward West, 1788-1857
Kentucky Painter

by Estill Curtis Pennington (National Portrait Gallery, 1985), softcover, 8 ½ x 11 in.; 168 pp., $9.95

William Edward West's wanderings as a portraitist took him from New Orleans to Natchez, to the Philadelphia studio of Thomas Sully, and eventually across the Atlantic to the Academy at Florence, where he was asked to paint Lord Byron's portrait. Heir to the new nation's thriving portrait tradition, West was undeniably one of the most fascinating and well-known artists of his day. The story of his quest for personal and professional fulfillment is explored in this fully illustrated catalogue.

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conference American Portrait Prints
Proceedings of the Tenth Annual American Print Conference

edited by Wendy Wick Reaves (National Portrait Gallery, 1984), hardcover, 9 x 11½ in.; 304 pp., $9.95

American Portrait Prints is a compilation of eight lectures on the art of print portraiture delivered during the American Print Conference, which was held at the National Portrait Gallery in May 1979.

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Versailles Masterpieces from Versailles
Three Centuries of French Portraiture

by Alden R. Gordon, with a preface by Pierre Lemoine (National Portrait Gallery, 1983), softcover, 8 ½ x 11 in.; 128 pp., $8.95

This catalogue, celebrating a loan exhibition of masterworks from Versailles to the National Portrait Gallery, includes forty-three paintings from the famed French site.

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American Icon George Washington, an American Icon
The Eighteenth-Century Graphic Portraits

by Wendy C. Wick (National Portrait Gallery, 1982), hardcover, 8 ½ x 11 in.; 208 pp., $9.95

This volume chronicles the history of the image of our nation's first president. The author's discussion of the eighteenth-century graphic portraits succeeds in revealing the many faces assigned to this military hero and statesman, as well as the artists behind their creation. An invaluable and insightful resource for all interested in the evolution of an icon.

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