Cloth $25.00 ISBN: 9781909741737 Published January 2021 For Sale in USA and Canada Only

Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace

Desmond Shawe-Taylor and Isabella Manning

Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace

Desmond Shawe-Taylor and Isabella Manning

Distributed for Royal Collection Trust

160 pages | 80 color plates | 8 x 10
Cloth $25.00 ISBN: 9781909741737 Published January 2021 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
In this beautifully designed book, Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures, and Assistant Curator of Paintings, Isabella Manning, examine 65 of the most celebrated paintings from the Picture Gallery, which sits at the heart of Buckingham Palace.

With masterpieces by such artists as Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Rubens, Titian, Jan Steen, Claude, and Canaletto, this publication offers new insights into these world-famous works of art. The authors encourage readers to look at the works in a new way and to consider how Claude paints a sky; how Rubens models the landscape through his use of color; and how Titian uses contrast to add gravitas to a portrait. Rather than re-treading the old boards of provenance and attribution, the authors seek to engage with different, perhaps riskier and more subjective, questions: asking not when were they painted and by whom, but why should we concern ourselves with them? A short introduction gives an account of the creation of the Picture Gallery and tells the story of the monarchs who curated this extraordinary collection of paintings and how the works entered the Collection.
Contents
A History of Old Master Paintings at Buckingham Palace
Looking at The Old Masters
The Pictures
Further Reading
Index
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