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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
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