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Laurits Tuxen

The Court Paintings

With a Foreword by HRH Princess Benedikte Of Denmark
Laurits Tuxen (1853–1927) was a phenomenally talented artist who, thanks to his skills within both painting and diplomacy, established himself as one of the most important European court painters in the nineteenth century—active, among other places, in Great Britain, where he created a number of memorable portraits of Queen Victoria and her family, and in Russia, where he depicted coronations and weddings in the families of the Czars. This book offers the first complete presentation of Tuxen’s royal portraits and paintings and shows both full and detailed views of familiar and by now iconic works of art, such as the 1887 group portrait of Queen Victoria and her family at Windsor Castle. The British Queen also commissioned Tuxen to depict important royal events such as the wedding of the Duke of York and Princess Mary of Teck in 1893, and he produced several masterful paintings on the occasion of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897.Laurits Tuxen: The Court Paintings is a must for students, scholars, and readers with a general interest in art and the world of the European courts. The book takes us one step closer to the great painter and his relations with the royals of Europe, not least those of Great Britain.

264 pages | 247 color plates, 36 halftones | 9 3/4 x 10 3/4

Art: European Art

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Table of Contents

9 Preface11 Foreword13 Tuxen as a Court Painter33 The Fredensborg Painting59 With Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle83 Special Royal Occasions125 A Russian Fairy Tale157 Two British Coronations185 State Portraits213 A New Royal Iconography243 References244 Illustrations245 Bibliography247 Persons in selected paintings255 Index of names

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