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Published by Wesleyan University Press in Middletown, Conn .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Wright, Patience Lovell,
  • Wax-modeling -- United States

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Charles Coleman Sellers.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsNK9582.W74 S44
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 281 p., [12] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages281
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4879197M
ISBN 100819550019
LC Control Number76007193

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Born in in the American colonies, Patience Wright discovered her talent for art at an early age. As an adult, she joined her sister in a wax-sculpting business and later moved on her own to England. There, Patience became a spy for the colonies, hiding messages in the sculpted busts she sent to her sister’s waxworks in America/5(9). Get this from a library! Patience Wright, American artist and spy in George III's London. [Charles Coleman Sellers; Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.). Press,] -- This book reveals the life and times of American sculptor Patience Wright, who specialized in wax sculptures. Patience Wright, American artist and spy in George III's London by Charles Coleman Sellers, American artist and spy in George III's London Charles Coleman Sellers × Close. Sponsor. We don't have this book yet. You can add it to our Lending Library with a $ tax deductible donation. Learn More. Want to Read. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Patience Wright, an artist and spy during the American Revolution. Tackling hardships and solving problems in a clever way, Patience has a story that should be told. Even more exciting, there is a shout to William Pitt, the namesake for a tavern on the grounds of the Strawbery Banke Museum/5(13).

Patience Wright, American artist and spy in George III's London Sellers, Charles Coleman () Published by Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press (). The most extraordinary Revolutionary spy was surely the American waxwork artist Patience Wright, richly portrayed in Charles Coleman Sellers's biography Patience Wright: American Artist and Spy in George III's London. In , Wright, a widowed mother of five, began sculpting wax effigies of eminent Philadelphians to support herself. "Patience Wright. American artist and spy in George III's London" by Charles Coleman Sellers, British royal and state funerals, music and ceremonial by M. Range Accounts of the funerals are at the College of Arms in London. History of Parliament online. Pitt the Elder also has a monument at the Guildhall in London. Hart, Charles Henry. “Patience Wright, Modeler in Wax”. The Connoisseur: An Illustrated Magazine for Collectors, Vol XIX, September-December , pp. New York’s Daily Advertiser, – for her obituary. Sellers, Charles Colman. Patience Wright: American Artist and Spy in George III’s London.

Book Review: Patience Wright, American Artist and Spy in George III&#;s London. By Charles Coleman Sellers Pennsylvania Magazine of History and BiographyAuthor: E. P. Richardson. Patience Wright was an American colonial sculptor who traveled to London and opened a successful art business. While she was there she sculpted many famous people, and secretly participated in the American Revolution. Patience Wright. Patience Wright was a poor woman who married a barrel maker and lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Patience Wright, American sculptor of wax figures who achieved fame in the American colonies and England. Patience Lovell was born into a prosperous Quaker farm family. In she married Joseph Wright. Little is known of her life from then until , when she was left a widow with five children. Patience Wright, American artist and spy in George III's London Author: Sellers, Charles Coleman, Published: () Help support the programs of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania!