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ART HISTORY

PUBLISHER
Royal Academy of Arts

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 272 pgs / 200 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of stock indefinitely

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2018 p. 57   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781910350676 TRADE
List Price: $65.00 CAD $87.00

AVAILABILITY
Not available

TERRITORY
NA ONLY

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

London, England
Royal Academy of Arts, 01/27/18–04/15/18

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Charles I: King and Collector

Edited by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Per Rumberg. Text by David Ekserdjian, Barbara Furlotti, Erin Griffey, Gregory Martin, Guido Rebecchini, Vanessa Remington, Karen Serres, Lucy Whitaker, Jeremy Wood, Helen Wyld.

From Titian to Rembrandt, King Charles I owned one of the most stupendous art collections ever assembled

During his reign, King Charles I (1600–1649) came to own one of the most stupendous art collections ever assembled. Indeed, by the time of his death, it contained some 2,000 paintings and sculptures, including Renaissance masterpieces, modern portraiture and ancient busts.

Charles I: King and Collector explores the origins of this extraordinary 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 analyze key areas of the collection, such as Italian Renaissance art, and how the paintings that Charles collected influenced the contemporary artists he commissioned.

Following Charles’s execution, the treasures of his collection were sold and scattered across Europe. This book, which accompanies a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition in London, reunites its most important works in sumptuous detail. Featuring paintings by Van Dyck, Rubens, Titian, Holbein, Mantegna and Rembrandt, among many others, this striking publication offers a unique insight into this fabled collection.


PRAISE AND REVIEWS

The Financial Times

Rachel Campbell- Johnston

Perfectly executed display of Charles I's regal power.

The Observer

Laura Cumming

...a once-in-a-lifetime gathering

The Guardian

Mark Brown

a once in a life-time exhibition where works from Charles I's collection are reunited for the first time in 400 years.

New York Review of Books

Keith Thomas

An astonishing accumulation of masterpieces.

Charles I: King and Collector

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