227 color plates
9 1/2 x 11 4/5
The Tansey miniatures, now held by the Bomann Museum in Celle, represent one of the most significant collections of European miniature paintings. This volume is the fifth in a series exploring the collection in key periods. Each volume presents new photographic reproductions of the miniatures at actual size.
This volume covers the final fifty years of the eighteenth century, perhaps the most magnificent period in the history of miniature painting, a time of great innovation in both style and technique. Essays by specialists in the field offer insights into the artworks, their patrons, and the period. The resulting book is as informative as it is beautiful, a stunning testament to a bygone age and a once-popular form.