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  • The Elizabethan Image: An Introduction to English Portraiture, 1558-1603
  • Roy Strong
  • 18 March 2018
  • 0300244290

4 thoughts on “The Elizabethan Image: An Introduction to English Portraiture, 1558-1603

  1. douglas connell douglas connell says:

    Beautifully written with wonderful images Sir Roy Strong is a master.


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    Excellent buy


  3. Parsifal Parsifal says:

    Strong s love letter to Queen Elizabeth the First a.k.a Oriana , Diana , Gloriana , the Virgin Queen, and to her intimates especially the men handsome and charismatic who populated her court The text is largely commentary on the many works of art with detailed explanations of the painted emblems and impressa the details characteristic of Elizabethan portraiture Anyone interested in the Tudor period of English history will need to own this book.


  4. tallulah montegue tallulah montegue says:

    Love the book Paintings of Elizabeth is why I bought it.Wish the paintings were full length.


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The Elizabethan Image: An Introduction to English Portraiture, 1558-1603Fifty years after his seminal Tate Gallery London exhibition, The Elizabethan Image , leading authority Roy Strong returns with fresh eyes to the subject closest to his heart, The Virgin Queen, her court and our first Elizabethan AgeFrom celebrated portraits of the Queen and paintings of knights and courtiers, to works depicting an aspiring middle class , Strong presents a detailed and authoritative examination of one of the most fascinating periods of British art Enriching previous perceptions and ways of seeing the Elizabethans in their world, he reveals an age parallel in many ways to our own a country aspiring professionally and changing socially The gaze is from the inside, capturing the knights, melancholy lovers, poets including Sidney, Donne and Sir John Davies , court favourites and their Gloriana , as they mirrored and made themselvesBeginning with the great portrait of the Queen in grand procession with her Garter Knights, Strong pinpoints the characters and key motifs that run through the rest of the book chivalry, changes to the social order, emblems and imagery the full richness of the Elizabethan imagination These pictures were intimate personal commissions by private individuals and not necessarily for public view As such they are a glimpse into private worlds and sentiments and speak eloquently for the people who paid for, painted and lived amongst them, reversing an academic tendency to treat the portraits as if they had a life of their own, not grounded by the real people who commissioned them Roy Strong concludes this richly illustrated volume with the famous and complex Rainbow Portrait, unpicking the iconography of this final painting of an ageless Elizabeth in her Mask of Youth Within a year of its completion the queen was dead her portraits increasingly demoted and replaced by Mary Stuart s as the splendour of the Elizabethan Age and the cult of the queen made way for new monarch James VI, who was to rule over a united England and Scotland


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