Painters and Paintings in the Early American South
By Carolyn J. Weekley Features portraits, seascapes , landscapes and pictures relating to the American South between 1564 and 1790 Hardcover 9-3/4" x 11-1/4" 448 pages 339 color illustrations, 22 black and white illustrations
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This book by the Juli Grainger Curator at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation gathers into one volume a large body of materials related to the paintings and the artists of the American South between 1564 and 1790. It includes not only portraits — the predominant genre during much of the period — but also seascapes, landscapes and pictures made by explorers and naturalists who came to the region. Although some of the material has appeared in older monographic studies of artists, new research has turned up important material in diaries, client letters, newspapers and other sources. The integration of new with older material provides the first comprehensive and cohesive view of the subject.