Charles II

Art & Power

$95.00

Examining the reigns of Charles II (1600-85) and James II (1685-8), this sumptuously illustrated book focuses on the art and culture of the Restoration court. From the development of an ‘English Baroque’ to the use of court ritual and decorative art objects, the authors explore the themes of power and passion during the reigns of these Restoration monarchs. This beautiful publication not only showcases the replacement Crown Jewels, made the for the coronation of Charles II in 1661, but also includes Charles II’s collection of Italian Old Master paintings, drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and the spectacular furnishings of the palaces of Whitehall and St James’s.

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ISBN: 9781909741447 Category:

Martin Clayton

Description

Examining the reigns of Charles II (1600-85) and James II (1685-8), this sumptuously illustrated book focuses on the art and culture of the Restoration court. From the development of an ‘English Baroque’ to the use of court ritual and decorative art objects, the authors explore the themes of power and passion during the reigns of these Restoration monarchs. This beautiful publication not only showcases the replacement Crown Jewels, made the for the coronation of Charles II in 1661, but also includes Charles II’s collection of Italian Old Master paintings, drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and the spectacular furnishings of the palaces of Whitehall and St James’s.

Additional information

Weight 2590 g
Dimensions 23.9 x 28 cm
Publisher name Royal Collection Trust
Publication date 1 February 2018
Number of pages 464
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Rufus Bird
Dimensions 23.9 x 28 cm
Weight 2590 g