Google Alerts are wonderful things. I name dropped the author of the introduction of the Philadelhia Price Book of 1772 in this SAPFM thread. Lo and behold, the author, Philadelphia Museum of Art curator of American Art, Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley showed up to share her thoughts with us on the subject. She generously cited sources and graciously confirmed my rumors!
Though I maintain the Price Book exhibit may not be worth a special trip, maybe now would be a good time to go (it won’t be there for long) just to see what all the fuss is about!
Likewise, if you don’t have a copy of the Price Book or don’t know what it is, it’s time to plunk down a crisp $20 and get a copy from the art museum here: 1772 Price Book
Enjoy the sapfm thread.