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Holbein at the Tudor Court

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'Accompanying an exceptional exhibition of Hans Holbein the Younger's drawings at the Queen's Gallery in London, is a small catalogue written by the show's curator, Kate Heard.. There are profiles of the sitters--the Tudor period's movers and shakers--but where the catalogue is more interesting is in its details of Holbein's methods (embellishing certain cheekbones) or things you may have missed' - The Art Newspaper

A handsome, erudite volume which showcases the Royal Collection's portraits by Hans Holbein the Younger

Holbein at the Tudor Court focuses on the internationally significant collection of portraits by Hans Holbein the Younger in the Royal Collection

These portraits, in drawing, miniature and painting, date almost exclusively from Holbein’s period as the pre-eminent artist at the court of Henry VIII.

This richly illustrated publication has essays on the artist, his sitters and on the history of his work in the Royal Collection, and a series of entries on individual works – looking at both on the work of art and on the identity of the sitter featured, and uses, where possible voices from the period (as found in letters, poems, administrative records and diplomatic accounts) to bring alive the world of the sixteenth-century English court.

One of the Art Newspaper's best art books of 2023

  • Authors: Kate Heard,  Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Trust
  • Paperback: 160 pages | 86 illustrations
  • Date published: November 2023
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780847870837
  • Product Dimensions: 29.5 x 24.1 cm

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