Bernard Berenson : a life in the picture trade /

" Few would have predicted that Bernard Berenson, from a poor Lithuanian Jewish immigrant family, would rise above poverty. Yet Berenson left his crowded home near Boston's railyards and transformed himself into the world's most renowned expert on Italian Renaissance paintings, the ow...

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Author / Creator: Cohen, Rachel, 1973-
Format: Book
Language:English
Imprint: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
Series:Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.)
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