The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

By: Dominic Smith

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BH3 - A first edition (stated with complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED by author on the title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket has small tear with peeling and wrinkling on the front bottom, some wrinkling and chipping on the edges, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners and cover edgewear, some dog-eared pages and crease, light discoloration and shelf wear. A rare seventeenth-century painting links three lives, on three continents, over three centuries in the The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, an exhilirating new novel from Dominic Smith. 9.5"X6.5", 290 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Amsterdam, 1631: Sara de Vos becomes the first woman to be admitted as a master painter to the city's Guild of St. Luke. Though women do not paint landscapes (they are generally restricted to indoor subjects), a wintry outdoor scene haunts Sara: She cannot shake the image of a young girl from a nearby village, standing alone beside a silver birch at dusk, staring out at a group of skaters on the frozen river below. Defying the expectations of her time, she decides to paint it. New York City, 1957: The only known surviving work of Sara de Vos, At the Edge of a Wood, hangs in the bedroom of a wealthy Manhattan lawyer, Marty de Groot, a descendant of the original owner. It is a beautiful but comfortless landscape. The lawyer's marriage is prominent but comfortless, too. When a struggling art history grad student, Ellie Shipley, agrees to forge the painting for a dubious art dealer, she finds herself entangled with its owner in ways no one could predict. Sydney, 2000: Now a celebrated art historian and curator, Ellie Shipley is mounting an exhibition in her field of specialization: female painters of the Dutch Golden Age. When it becomes apparent that both the original At the Edge of a Wood and her forgery are en route to her museum, the life she has carefully constructed threatens to unravel entirely and irrevocably.

Title: The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

Author: Dominic Smith

Categories: Signed Fiction, Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Sarah Crichton Books: 2016

ISBN: 0374106681

ISBN 13: 9780374106683

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed by Author

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Book ID: ec52606

Keywords: FICTION SARAH VON BAALBERGEN 1607-1638 WOMEN ARTISTS NETHERLANDS DUTCH PAINTING 17TH CENTURY ART FORGERIES ART HISTORIANS,