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The Resource The portrait [sound recording], Iain Pears

The portrait [sound recording], Iain Pears

Label
The portrait [sound recording]
Title
The portrait [sound recording]
Statement of responsibility
Iain Pears
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An influential art critic in the early years of the twentieth century journeys from London to the remote island of Houat, off France's northwest coast, to sit for a portrait painted by an old friend, a gifted, once acclaimed artist living in self-imposed exile. Over the course of the sitting, the painter recalls their years of friendship, the double-edged gift of the critic's patronage, the power he wielded over aspiring artists, and his apparent callousness in anointing the careers of some and devastating the lives of others. The balance of power between the two men shifts dramatically--and ominously--as the critic becomes a passive subject; and as the painter slowly captures the character of the man on canvas, we discover why he left London suddenly and mysteriously at the height of his success and why now, with dark determination, he has taken on this unusual commission
Cataloging source
OWL
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Pears, Iain
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Simon Vance
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Vance, Simon
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  • Portrait painters
  • Brittany (France)
  • Art critics
  • Islands
Target audience
general
Label
The portrait [sound recording], Iain Pears
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
5 sound discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780143057505
Other control number
051488057505
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
0-14-305750-2
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)60361797
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The portrait [sound recording], Iain Pears
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
5 sound discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780143057505
Other control number
051488057505
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
0-14-305750-2
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)60361797
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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