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Rembrandt and Dutch Portraiture (Great Artists Series) by David Spence

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Published by Barron"s Educational Series .
Written in English


  • Fine Arts (Young Adult),
  • Individual Painters - 17th Century,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9),
  • Netherlands,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction,
  • Individual Artist,
  • Art,
  • History - General,
  • Dutch painters,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Artists, Architects, Photographers,
  • Painters,
  • Art - History,
  • Art - Painting,
  • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn,,
  • 1606-1669,
  • Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesGreat Artists (2)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9515825M
ISBN 100764102907
ISBN 109780764102905

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