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Real Tudors, The:Kings and Queens Rediscovered By Tarnya Cooper

Real Tudors, The:Kings and Queens Rediscovered by Tarnya Cooper

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In considering the context in which portraits were made, the motivations of the sitters and the artists who made them, the purposes to which they were put, and the physical transformations and interventions they have undergone in the intervening five centuries, the authors present an investigation into the portraiture of the Tudor monarchs.

Real Tudors, The:Kings and Queens Rediscovered Summary

Real Tudors, The:Kings and Queens Rediscovered: Kings and Queens Rediscovered by Tarnya Cooper

Who were the Tudor kings and queens and what did they really look like? Mention Henry VIII and the familiar image of the rotund, bearded fellow of Hans Holbein the Younger's portraits immediately springs to mind - reinforced, perhaps, by memories of a monochromatic Charles Laughton wielding a chicken leg in a fanciful biopic. With Elizabeth I it's frilly ruffs, white make-up and pink lips - in fact, just as she appears in a number of very well-known portraits held in the Collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London. But the familiarity of these representations has overshadowed the other images of the Tudor monarchs that were produced throughout their reigns. During the sixteenth century the market for portraits grew and so the monarchs' images multiplied as countless versions and copies of their likeness were produced to satisfy demand. Taken together, these images chart both the changing iconography of the ruler and the development of portrait painting in England. In considering the context in which these portraits were made, the motivations of the sitters and the artists who made them, the purposes to which they were put, and the physical transformations and interventions they have undergone in the intervening five centuries, the authors present a compelling and illuminating investigation into the portraiture of the Tudor monarchs.

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GOR006561487
Real Tudors, The:Kings and Queens Rediscovered: Kings and Queens Rediscovered by Tarnya Cooper
Used - Very Good
Paperback
National Portrait Gallery Publications
2014-09-22
176
1855144921
9781855144927
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