The King's pictures

The King's pictures

: The formation and dispersal of the collections of Charles I and his courtiers

by Francis Haskell ; edited and introduced by Karen Serres ; with a foreword by Nicholas Penny
15th November, 2013

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The greatest paintings in today's most famous museums were once part of a fluid exchange determined by volatile political fortunes. In the first half of the 17th century, masterpieces by Titian, Raphael, and Leonardo, among others, were the objects of fervent pursuit by art connoisseurs. Francis Haskell traces the fate of collections extracted from Italy, Spain, and France by King Charles I and his circle, which, after a brief stay in Britain, were largely dispersed after the Civil War to princely galleries across the Continent. From vivid case studies of individual collectors, advisers, and artists, and acute analysis of personality and motive, Haskell challenges ideas about this episode in British cultural life and traces some of the factors that forever changed the artistic map of Europe.

Details & Specs

Author: Francis Haskell Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780300190120

Publication Date: 15th November, 2013

Pages: 244

Dimensions: 267 x 216 x 25 mm

Notes: illustrations (black and white, and colour)

Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days

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