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Author Haskell, Francis, 1928-2000, author
Title The King's pictures : the formation and dispersal of the collections of Charles I and his courtiers / Francis Haskell ; edited and introduced by Karen Serres ; with a foreword by Nicholas Penny
Imprint New Haven : Published for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, [2013]
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  N5247.C48 H349 2013    AVAILABLE    30530001184126
 RCHSS Library  N5247.C48 H37 2013    AVAILABLE    30560400479595
Descript xv, 244 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-224) and index
Art collectors in London on the eve of the Civil War -- Art collections in London on the eve of the Civil War -- 'Scandalous monuments and pictures'? -- Exiles and exports -- The royal sale -- Final departures and first returns
"The greatest paintings in today's most famous museums were once part of a fluid exchange determined by volatile political fortunes. In the first half of the 17th century, masterpieces by Titian, Raphael, and Leonardo, among others, were the objects of fervent pursuit by art connoisseurs. Francis Haskell traces the fate of collections extracted from Italy, Spain, and France by King Charles I and his circle, which, after a brief stay in Britain, were largely dispersed after the Civil War to princely galleries across the Continent. From vivid case studies of individual collectors, advisers, and artists, and acute analysis of personality and motive, Haskell challenges ideas about this episode in British cultural life and traces some of the factors that forever changed the artistic map of Europe". Yale
Subject Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649 -- Art collections
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Art collections -- History -- 17th century
Painting -- Private collections -- England -- London
Alt Author Serres, Karen, editor
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
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