Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits

Tudors to Windsors: British Royal

Portraits of British royalty, spanning 500 years of painting and photographyThis publication explores five British royal dynasties, from the Tudors to the Windsors, drawing on the Collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London, which embraces over 500 years of British history. It includes paintings and photographs by many of the most important artists to have worked in Britain, from Peter Lely and Godfrey Kneller to Cecil Beaton and Dorothy Wilding.A number of features on topics such as Royal Favorites, Royal Weddings, Satire, Royals at War and Royal Fashion provide insights into particular aspects of royal portraiture and trends within the genre. Tudors to Windsors also considers how each dynasty has been perceived and interpreted subsequently, with reference to popular culture and contemporary sources.The publication includes a foreword by the Gallery's Director, a fully illustrated introductory essay discussing royal patronage and key artists in royal portraiture, and an essay by David Cannadine on the historical role of the monarchy in Britain.

  • ASIN: 1855147564

Tudor & Jacobean Portraits

Tudor & Jacobean

The Collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London, is renowned for its portraits from the Tudor and Jacobean eras. This book presents portraits of key individuals from this period, from the monarchs and members of the ruling elite to the writers, artists and artisans that characterized the literary and artistic flourishing of the 16th and 17th centuries. Each portrait is accompanied by an exploration of how the portraits were created and their contribution to our understanding of this fascinating period. Among the painters featured are Hans Holbein the Younger, Hans Eworth, John de Critz the Elder, Robert Peake the Elder, Anthonis Mor, George Gower, Renold Elstrack, Simon de Passe, William Larkin, Rowland Lockey, Paul van Somer, Daniel Mytens, Master John, Gerlach Flicke and Nicholas Hilliard.An introductory essay provides important historical context, and the 90 works selected from the collections of the National Portrait Gallery and National Trust are accompanied by extended captions exploring the sitter and artist’s significance to the period and technical information about the portrait. The publication features sections on Tudor monarchs, the Stuarts, courtiers, the family in portraiture and iconography.

  • ASIN: 1855147661

Anna of Kleve, The Princess in the Portrait: A Novel (Six Tudor Queens)

Anna of Kleve, The Princess in the Portrait:

The surprising and dramatic life of the least known of King Henry VIII’s wives is illuminated in the fourth volume in the Six Tudor Queens series—for fans of Philippa Gregory, Hilary Mantel, and The Crown. Newly widowed and the father of an infant son, Henry VIII realizes he must marry again to ensure the royal succession. Forty-six, overweight, and suffering from gout, Henry is soundly rejected by some of Europe's most eligible princesses. Anna of Kleve, from a small German duchy, is twenty-four, and has a secret she is desperate to keep hidden. Henry commissions her portrait from his court painter, who depicts her from the most flattering perspective. Entranced by the lovely image, Henry is bitterly surprised when Anna arrives in England and he sees her in the flesh. Some think her attractive, but Henry knows he can never love her. What follows is the fascinating story of an awkward royal union that somehow had to be terminated. Even as Henry begins to warm to his new wife and share her bed, his attention is captivated by one of her maids-of-honor. Will he accuse Anna of adultery as he did Queen Anne Boleyn, and send her to the scaffold? Or will he divorce her and send her home in disgrace? Alison Weir takes a fresh and astonishing look at this remarkable royal marriage by ...

  • ASIN: B07GMW5RT4

Drawn from New England: Tasha Tudor, A Portrait in Words and Pictures

Drawn from New England: Tasha Tudor, A Portrait

Captures the life and life-style of the Tudor family and their many pets, and the special memories of Tasha Tudor, who has done many portrayals of the New England rural scene

  • ASIN: 0399208356
  • UPC: 048228026990

Citizen Portrait: Portrait Painting and the Urban Elite of Tudor and Jacobean England and Wales (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)

Citizen Portrait: Portrait Painting and the Urban Elite

For much of early modern history, the opportunity to be immortalized in a portrait was explicitly tied to social class: only landed elite and royalty had the money and power to commission such an endeavor. But in the second half of the 16th century, access began to widen to the urban middle class, including merchants, lawyers, physicians, clergy, writers, and musicians. As portraiture proliferated in English cities and towns, the middle class gained social visibility—not just for themselves as individuals, but for their entire class or industry.In Citizen Portrait, Tarnya Cooper examines the patronage and production of portraits in Tudor and Jacobean England, focusing on the motivations of those who chose to be painted and the impact of the resulting images. Highlighting the opposing, yet common, themes of piety and self-promotion, Cooper has revealed a fresh area of interest for scholars of early modern British art.

  • ASIN: 0300162790

Artists of the Tudor Court: The Portrait Miniature Rediscovered, 1520-1620: 9 July-6 November 1983, the Victoria & Albert Museum

Artists of the Tudor Court: The Portrait Miniature

British portrait miniatures.

  • ASIN: 0905209346

Holbein: Eye of the Tudors

Holbein: Eye of the

  • ASIN: B01M7RVJC9

Tudor Cornwall: Portrait of a Society

Tudor Cornwall: Portrait of a

An early example of social history in depth: the examination of a limited area, in this case the county of Cornwall, during a particular period--here, roughly 1450 to 1600. The great issue, in this study, is the English Reformation. As Dr. Rowse explains the purpose of the book: "My aim was to answer such questions as what was the Reformation when you came to study it under a microscope? What did it mean and what did it do? How did it work out and what were its effects upon the development of society?" But why Cornwall? Dr. Rowse delights in pointing out the differences between his native county and the rest of England, its Celtic individualism and its ancient legends and customs.


Tudor Fashion: Dress at Court

Tudor Fashion: Dress at

The captivating story of Tudor dress, its construction and symbolism, and the people who made and wore it The Tudor monarchs and their courtiers are some of the best-known figures in history. They continue, even today, to spark our curiosity and imagination. Their enduring popularity is no doubt partly due to the iconic portraits in which they are depicted in magnificent style, in farthingales and ruffs, furs and jewels, codpieces and cloaks, and vast expanses of velvet and silk. Far from being mere decoration, fashion was pivotal in the communication of status and power.  It was used as a tool in securing and holding the tenuous Tudor throne and as a competitive weapon in the factions, intrigues and love-affairs of the court.   This book presents new information about the fashions of the Tudor dynasty, offering fresh insight into their social and political milieu. Histories of Kings and Queens complement stories of unsung dressmakers, laundresses, and officials charged with maintaining and transporting the immense Tudor wardrobes from palace to palace. Evidence from rare surviving garments and textiles, original documents, fine and decorative art, and archaeological findings enhance our understanding of the Tudors and their courts. Handsomely illustrated, this sumptuous book c...

  • ASIN: 0300228279

Queen Elizabeth English Tudor Portrait T-Shirt

Queen Elizabeth English Tudor Portrait

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