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(c. 1670—1680)

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limner

limner  

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An imprecise term sometimes used to describe the anonymous colonial- and federal-era painters who worked in predominately linear styles. These included artists who extended the Elizabethan tradition, ...
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Term used in art history to label the author of anonymous works or groups of works for convenience in discussing them. This use of invented names is more common in the study of painting and ...
Portraiture, American

Portraiture, American  

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From the early days of settlement, colonists demonstrated interest in sustaining the portrait traditions of their homelands. Until at least the middle of the nineteenth century, nearly all painters ...

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