The Dictionary of Portrait Painters in Britain Up to 1997

The Dictionary of Portrait Painters in Britain Up to 1997

By: Mervyn Cutten (author), Brian Stewart (author)Hardback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks

£47.02 RRP £49.50  You save £2.48 (5%) With FREE Saver Delivery

Description

To appreciate the phenomenon one only has to attend a standard auction sale of British paintings where as many as a third of the items are portraits. Moreover there are galleries devoted exclusively to portraiture in London, Edinburgh and Dublin - an indication of an enthusiasm for the subject unmatched anywhere else in the world. This seemingly unquenchable thirst for portraits of individuals, families and friends has meant that for over four hundred years, native-born portrait artists have been joined by their foreign-born colleagues, attracted to these isles by the vast number of commissions available. Yet, ironically, most general art historical dictionaries give scant coverage to the many men and women who specialised in what is arguably the most difficult of all subject matter to paint. Attention has been focused on court painters and a favoured few, rarely if ever on the full spectrum of the profession with its wealth of talent. This dictionary redresses the balance. Listing over 5,000 por

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781851491735
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 504
  • ID: 9781851491735
  • weight: 2283
  • ISBN10: 1851491732

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close