In this collection of essays on aspects of the arts in Stuart England, fourteen distinguished scholars pay tribute to Sir Oliver Millar, whose pre-eminence as an authority on the visual arts in seventeenth-century England is well known. The essays concern themselves primarily with aspects of portraiture from Van Dyck to Sir Godfrey Kneller, a genre in which Millar's discoveries have been invaluable, but they also embrace a wide range of subjects which are crucial to our understanding of the arts during the period: the theatre, the masque, stage design, town planning, tomb sculpture, prose portraiture, the patronage of writers and the politics of the years of Personal Rule under Charles I. The essays provoke interesting comparisons with one another, and all reflect the recent trend of Early Modern studies in England in relating art history to the wider concerns of Stuart culture.
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A collection of essays by distinguished scholars devoted to the visual arts in the reign of Charles I. Each author concentrates on a major artist or personality and looks at their work in the context of the wider cultural trends of the period.
1. Van Dyck and George Gage Susan Barnes; 2. Patrons and Collectors of Dutch Painting in Britain Christopher Brown; 3. Foreigners at Court: Holbein, Van Dyck and the Painters Stainers Company Susan Foister; 4. The etchings of Joh Evelyn Antony Griffiths; 5. The Politics of Inigo Jones David Howarth; 6. The Standard Bearer: Van Dyck's portraits of Sir Sir Edmund Verney Michael Jaffé; 7. Sir Peter Lely and Sir Ralph Bankes Alastair Laing; 8. Isaac Besnier: his sculpture for court patrons Ronald Lightbrown; 9. Laudian Literature and the interpretation of Caroline Churches in London John Newman; 10. Clarendon and the art of prose portraiture in the age of Charles II Richard Ollard; 11. The Great Picture of Lady Anne Clifford Graham Parry; 12. Golden Houses for Shadows: Some Portraits of Thomas Killigrew and his Family Malcolm Rogers; 13. Reflections on Sir Godfrey Kneller as Painter of Histories and Portraits Histories J. Douglas Stewart; 14. Mayerne and his manuscript Hugh Trevor-Roper.
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