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Pictures within Pictures.

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Hartford: Wadsworth Atheneum, 8vo. 33 pp. plus 8 b/w. plates illustrating 16 paintings. "Our exhibition, among other things, deals with the"cabinet picture" ( view of an interior with the patron and his artistic possessions ) or the artist in his studio, where the painting itself constitutes an illustrated record of a collection. These pictures served as mementos in the seventeenth century for the rich and aristocratic patron or a well-to-do artist who wished to share his possessions with his friends, in much the same way the leather bound illustrated catalogue or monograph served their descendants of the present century ' Mint.


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