Wadsworth Atheneum


Throughout the history of art, most of the world's greatest artists have produced portraits at some point of their careers, whether commissioned by rulers or magnates; created to preserve a cherished friend or relation; or even to capture the artist's own likeness. 

Each of the 50 paintings featured in this book exemplifies a moment in history, or a turning point in the artist's career. Informative texts, numerous illustrations, and brief biographies of each artist round this survey off.

Details: By Brad Finger
published 2014, 144 pages, softcover



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