Collecting in the Gilded Age art patronage in Pittsburgh, 1890-1910 by Gabriel P. Weisberg

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Published by Frick Art & Historical Center, Distributed by University Press of New England in Pittsburgh, Pa, Hanover .

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  • Pittsburgh


  • Painting -- Private collections -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Exhibitions.,
  • Art patronage -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- History -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.,
  • Art patronage -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.

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StatementGabriel P. Weisberg, DeCourcy E. McIntosh, Alison McQueen ; with essays by John N. Ingham ... [et al.].
ContributionsMcIntosh, DeCourcy E., McQueen, Alison, 1969-, Frick Art & Historical Center.
LC ClassificationsN5216.P4 W45 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 428 p. :
Number of Pages428
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1008001M
ISBN 101881403033
LC Control Number96047939

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