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Published by University of Delaware Press, Associated University Presses in Newark, London .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Portrait painting, American -- 18th century.,
  • United States -- Biography -- Portraits.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Ellen G. Miles.
SeriesThe American arts series/University of Delaware Press books
ContributionsMiles, Ellen Gross, 1941-
LC ClassificationsND1311.1 .P67 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination165 p. :
Number of Pages165
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1889353M
ISBN 100874134374
LC Control Number90050995

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