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Title Charles I : King and collector / exhibition curators, Per Rumberg, Desmond Shawe-Taylor ; assisted by Lucy Chiswell, Niko Munz

Publication Info. London : Royal Academy of Arts, [2018]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.2 Charles I CHA    Available
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Description 267 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
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Note "In partnership with Royal Collection Trust."
Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, UK from January 27 to April 15, 2018.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-266) and index.
Summary During his reign, King Charles I (1600-1649) assembled one of Europe's most extraordinary art collections. Indeed, by the time of his death, it contained some 2,000 paintings and sculptures. 'Charles I: King and Collector' explores the origins of the collection, the way it was assembled and what it came to represent. Authoritative essays provide a revealing historical context for the formation of the King's taste. They analyse key areas of the collection, such as the Italian Renaissance, and how the paintings that Charles collected influenced the contemporary artists he commissioned. Following Charles's execution, his collection was sold. This book, which accompanies the exhibition, reunites its most important works in sumptuous detail. Featuring paintings by such masters as Van Dyck, Rubens and Raphael, this publication offers a unique insight into this fabled collection.
Subject Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649 -- Art collections -- History.
Painting -- Private collections -- England -- London -- History.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Art collections -- History -- 17th century.
Added Author Shawe-Taylor, Desmond, curator.
Rumberg, Per, 1975- curator.
Chiswell, Lucy.
Munz, Niko.
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain), host institution, publisher.
ISBN 1910350672 (hardback)
9781910350676 (hardback)
1910350850 (paperback)
9781910350850 (paperback)

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