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Painter to the king

Painter to the king


by Amy Sackville
4th April, 2019

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This is a portrait of Diego Vel�zquez, from his arrival at the court of King Philip IV of Spain, to his death 38 years and scores of paintings later. It is a portrait of a relationship that is not quite a friendship, between an artist and his subject. It is a portrait of a ruler, always on duty, and increasingly burdened by a life of public expectation and repeated private grief. And it is a portrait of a court collapsing under the weight of its own excess. Unfolding through series of masterly set-pieces and glancing sketches, this is a novel of brilliance, imagination and sheer style -- about what is shown and what is seen, about art and life.

Details & Specs

Author: Amy Sackville


Publisher: Granta Books


Format: Paperback


ISBN: 9781783783922


Publication Date: 4th April, 2019


Pages: 319


Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


Notes: illustrations (black and white)


Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days


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