The Portraits

The exhibition catalogue "Elaine De Kooning: Portraits" on display in the museum store
Book cover of "Capital Portraits" with painted portrait of woman in a white blouse, sitting

PublicationsCapital Portraits

Treasures from Washington Private Collections

Author:  Carolyn Kinder Carr & Ellen Miles

Capital Portraits: Treasures from Washington Private Collections presents little-known artistic treasures from important Washington area private collections. These portraits by major artists date from the mid-eighteenth century to the present, and they speak to the many reasons that paintings and sculpture continue to represent and capture human likenesses and personalities. Privately collected, commissioned, or inherited, they have seldom, if ever, been seen in a public setting. The catalogue, which accompanied an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from April 1 through September 5, 2011, illustrates the portraits and recounts their histories, including comments by living sitters about having their portraits made.

Publisher:  Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Year:  2011
Cover:  Hardcover
Number of Pages:  200 pages
Dimensions:  8.4 x 10.4 inches
ISBN-10:  1935623001
ISBN-13:  978-1935623007