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The optickal illusion : a very eighteenth-century scandal, Rachel Halliburton

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The optickal illusion : a very eighteenth-century scandal
Title
The optickal illusion
Title remainder
a very eighteenth-century scandal
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Rachel Halliburton
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Language
eng
Summary
In The Optickal Illusion, Rachel Halliburton's meticulous recreation of Georgian society reveals the sordid details of a genuine scandal that deceived the British Royal Academy. Her debut novel questions the lengths women must go to make their mark on a society that seeks to underplay their abilities - a theme only too relevant today. It is three years from the dawn of a new century and in London, nothing is certain any more: the future of the monarchy is in question, the city is aflame with right and left-wing conspiracies, and the French could invade any day. Against this feverish atmosphere, the American painter Benjamin West is visited by a strange father and 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 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 what she knows. What unravels reveals more than he has ever understood - about himself, about the treachery of the art world and the seductive promise of genius. The nature of truth itself is called into question in this story of envy, lust and corruption
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Halliburton, Rachel
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Literary form
novels
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  • West, Benjamin
  • Scandals
  • Great Britain
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The optickal illusion : a very eighteenth-century scandal, Rachel Halliburton
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
000061987928
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780715651971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1024254166
Label
The optickal illusion : a very eighteenth-century scandal, Rachel Halliburton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061987928
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780715651971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1024254166

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