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Charles II - Art & Power by Martin Clayton

Charles II - Art & Power by Martin Clayton

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Examining the reigns of Charles II (1600-85) and James II (1685-8), this sumptuously illustrated book focuses on the art and culture of the Restoration court.

From the development of an English Baroque to the use of court ritual and decorative art objects, the authors explore the themes of power and passion during the reigns of these Restoration monarchs.

The descriptions of the artworks are clear, concise and provide interesting insights into Charles ll and his court.

This beautiful publication not only showcases the replacement Crown Jewels, made the for the coronation of Charles II in 1661, but also includes Charles II s collection of Italian Old Master paintings, drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and the spectacular furnishings of the palaces of Whitehall and St Jamess.

Rufus Bird is Deputy Surveyor of The Queen's Works of Art, Royal Collection Trust.

  • Hardback
  • 494 pages
  • English
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 3.8 x 26.7 cm

Shop for sumptuous gifts inspired by the British Kings and Queens, from the Tudors to Windsors. Discover engaging books full of insightful facts about the monarchs who have shaped 500 years of British history.

Tudors to Windsors: Royal British Portraits will be at the National Maritime Museum 28 May - 31 Oct 2021. It will feature works by some of the most important artists to have worked in Britain, from court painters Sir Peter Lely and Sir Godfrey Kneller to photographers Cecil Beaton and Annie Leibovitz and artists such as Andy Warhol.

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