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Metamorphosis : amateur drawings and paintings that replicate the publication by Benjamin Sands
Call Number: GEN MSS 566
Abstract: Four discrete groups of drawings and paintings by amateur artists, probably created in North America, circa 1790-1820, that pay homage to the illustrations and text of "Metamorphosis, or A transformation of pictures, with poetical explanations: for the amusement of young persons," by Benjamin Sands, first published in North America in 1789. The groups of drawings and paintings are attributed to Esther Carpenter and Henry Perkins, as well as an unidentified artist. The groups replicate the...
Dates: circa 1790-1820