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Author Halliburton, Rachel, author
Title The optickal illusion : a novel / Rachel Halliburton
Published New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2018
 Rodman Main Adult Fiction  Halliburton, R    AVAILABLE
Descript 382 pages ; 24 cm
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Summary "It is 1797 and in Georgian London, nothing is certain anymore: the future of the monarchy is in question, the city is aflame with conspiracies, and the French could invade any day. Amidst this feverish atmosphere, the American painter Benjamin West is visited by a dubious duo comprised of a blundering father and vibrant daughter, the Provises, who claim they have a secret that has obsessed painters for centuries: the Venetian techniques of master painter Titian. West was once the most celebrated painter in London, but he hasn't produced anything of note in years, so against his better judgment he agrees to let the intriguing Ann Jemima Provis visit his studio and demonstrate the techniques from the document. What unravels reveals more than West has ever understood - about himself, the treachery of the art world, and the seductive promise of greatness."--Dust flap
Subject West, Benjamin, 1738-1820 -- Fiction
Painters -- Fiction
Great Britain -- History -- 1789-1820 -- Fiction
Genre Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Add Title Optical illusion
ISBN 9781468316292

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