Hardback Charles I: King and Collector Catalogue

Hardback Charles I: King and Collector Catalogue

Charles I: King and Collector is a publication revealing one of Europe's most extraordinary art collections, assembled by King Charles I during his reign.

With some 240 paintings and sculptures, this book explores in sumptuous detail the origins of the collection, featuring work by Van Dyck, Raphael, Rubens, Titian, Holbein, Mantegna, Leonardo, Rembrandt and many more.

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Watch the introduction to the Charles I: King and Collector exhibition here:

Edited by Desmond Shawe-Taylor and Per Rumberg, Charles I: King and Collector is the catalogue accompanying the Royal Academy exhibition set to tell the compelling story of the British monarch who created one of the most stupendous art collections in history.

Including authoritative essays revealing the historical context behind the collection, the book covers subjects such as the Italian Renaissance and the influence Charles exerted on the contemporary artists he commissioned until his execution when the collection was sold.

Featuring contributions from David Ekserdjian, Dr Barbara Furlotti, Gregory Martin, Guido Rebecchini, Vanessa Remington, Dr Karen Serres, Lucy Whitaker, Jeremy Wood and Helen Wyld.

256 pages with over 200 colour illustrations.
  • Dimensions - 28.5 x 24cm
  • Material - Hb
  • SKU - 02086569

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The reproductions of the pictures is very good and so are the essays. It's a book I like dipping in to.
A handsome and beautiful catalogue from which I intend to purchase another for a friend.
Must try to come over before the exhibition finishes.
Essential fine art history
Wonderful documentation of an intriguing exhibition. Good reference for years to come in a well made volume.
A beautiful book and very informative. Worth every penny
Beautiful, everything I imagined it would be
The book is what I had hoped for: the plates are high quality and the commentary is informative.
Superbly published, well-written and accessible articles.
I'm sure the two books will be great (one for me, one as a gift) but we won't see them till you release them in mid-Jan!!
My purchase was what I ordered and I am looking forwardcto enjoying it.
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