Boston: Privately Printed, 1929.
Illustrated by Illustrated. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Good with no dust jacket. Item #15564
Damp wrinkled fore-edge and front margins, some margin peeling where text once stuck together, random foxing, light tone, otherwise light wear. Solid oversize hardcover. ; Limited Edition of 500 copies, printed by Fred Anthoensen of The Southworth Press. "The publication of a book of this character is prompted by the desire to not only further the growing interest in early American portraiture, but to assist in the identification of many portraits whose authorship is not known, or wrongly attributed. ... The group of five portrait painters whose work is mentioned and illustrated in the following pages were the outstanding figures in the art of New England in the colonial period. ... There are many fine portraits by the several artists other than those reproduced, the object, however, has been to show portraits of men, women, and children, and, in the case of Copley, to illustrate his art in oil, pastel and miniature. Only portraits painted by Copley in or before 1774 are reproduced." - Preface. Each artist has a short biography and critique, followed by full page plates reproducing examples of their work. Illustrations are included in the pagination. ; vi, 448 pages.