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The Resource The Last Painting of Sara de Vos : A Novel, Dominic Smith, (electronic resource)

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos : A Novel, Dominic Smith, (electronic resource)

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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos : A Novel
Title
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
Title remainder
A Novel
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Dominic Smith
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eng
Summary
A masterful new story charts the circuitous course of the sole surviving work of a female Dutch painter. 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. This program includes a Reading Group Guide read by the author
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Smith, Dominic
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fiction
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Read by Edoardo Ballerini
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  • Ballerini, Edoardo
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  • Baalbergen, Sarah van
  • Women artists
  • Painting, Dutch
  • Art
  • Art historians
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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos : A Novel, Dominic Smith, (electronic resource)
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Audio book
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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1 online resource (1 sound file (9 hr., 57 min., 27 sec.))
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online
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not applicable
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9781427279071
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27a895aa-d8f6-425b-b169-46e490ac8700
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sound
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digital recording
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  • (OCoLC)947961857
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  • 1255465
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Label
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos : A Novel, Dominic Smith, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Audio book
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (9 hr., 57 min., 27 sec.))
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427279071
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
27a895aa-d8f6-425b-b169-46e490ac8700
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • (OCoLC)947961857
  • (OCoLC)ocn947961857
  • 1255465
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not applicable
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not applicable

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