National Portrait Gallery Publications Catalogue - Autumn 2020

Page 1


William Eggleston Portraits: Signed Limited Edition

Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

Cecil Beaton’s Cocktail Book

David Hockney: Drawing from Life





280 x 245mm, 280pp Approx. 240 illustrations Photography/Fashion & Society

210 x 148mm, 120pp Approx. 50 illustrations Art/Food & Drink

270 x 250mm, 208pp Approx. 150 illustrations Contemporary Art

£35, hardback ISBN 978-1-85514-772-0

£14.95, hardback ISBN 978-1-85514-777-5

£29.95, hardback ISBN 978-1-85514-797-3


10 September 2020 248 x 196mm, 224pp Approx. 150 illustrations Art/Society

10 September 2020 Approx. 120 illustrations Photography £295, hardback ISBN 978-1-85514-720-1

£29.95, hardback ISBN 978-1-85514-703-4

This book explores the role of love in the creation of some of the greatest masterpieces of art. Showcasing works and stories from the sixteenth century to the present day, it explores the changing ideas of love through popular and lesser-known stories of partnerships. Drawing on recent scholarship, this book will explore changing ideas of love, and give readers the opportunity to discover stories both tragic and transcendent, including:

The photographer William Eggleston (b.1939) is perhaps best known for capturing everyday suburban life in his home town of Memphis, Tennessee and for his pioneering use of colour. This book, the only Eggleston monograph devoted to the photographer’s portraiture, features many previously unpublished images, all of them distinctively Eggleston: vivid, poetic, mysterious. It also includes a new interview with the photographer that provides a fresh perspective on one of the medium’s most influential practitioners.

The role of the muse featuring stories such as the Bloomsbury Group, George Romney, and Lady Emma Hamilton and Nelson.

Encased in a beautiful cloth clamshell box, with a cloth cover, this special signed edition of William Eggleston Portraits is limited to 250 copies.

Scandal and tragedy exploring the relationships of Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas, Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, and John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Literary love highlighting the tales of Mary and Percy Shelley, and Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.

William Eggleston Portraits

Phillip Prodger is Head of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London. The author or editor of numerous books and catalogues, he previously held curatorial appointments in the United States and Canada. His recent books include E.O. Hoppé: The German Work (2015), Man Ray | Lee Miller, Partners in Surrealism (2011), Ernst Haas: Color Correction (2010), Paul Outerbridge: New Color Photographs from Mexico and California (2009) and Darwin’s Camera (2009).

‘… so many people take those simple snapshots of life, but there’s something about Eggleston that no one can match.’ Sofia Coppola

Love Stories will be brought to life through the perspective of various high profile authors and experts, using material from the sitter’s own letters, diaries and poetry, while highlighting their connection and influence on some of the greatest masterpieces of art. BVNNPG_EgglestonCOVER.indd 1

Sales catalogue Autumn 2020

Phillip Prodger

The American photographer William Eggleston is best known for capturing everyday suburban life in his home town of Memphis, Tennessee, and for his pioneering use of colour. This book, which accompanies the first exhibition entirely devoted to Eggleston’s portraiture, features a variety of images of the people he has encountered during his long career. Some of the images are familiar, many of them previously unseen, all of them distinctively Eggleston: vivid, poetic, mysterious. This book also includes a new interview with the photographer, which provides a fresh perspective on one of the medium’s most influential practitioners.

William Eggleston Portraits

A shared studio featuring the stories of artists Lee Miller and Man Ray, and Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson. Love and the lens which explores the stories of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, and Mick and Bianca Jagger.


This book celebrates the portraits by renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton, of the ‘Bright Young Things’ who flourished between the two World Wars. Featuring a glittering procession of celebrities, socialites and bohemian artists, captured with Beaton’s inimitable elegance, it brings to life a deliriously eccentric, glamorous and creative era of British culture. Among its cast are Beaton’s socialite sisters, the Mitfords, Siegfried Sassoon, Evelyn Waugh and Daphne Du Maurier.



100ml (3 1⁄3 oz) Plymouth Gin or Ketel One Vodka (straight from the freezer at -19℃)a keyhole into ‘Looking at Beaton’s photographs is to glimpse through another, now distant world‘ 3 sprays of Noilly Prat Vogue

25ml ( 5⁄6 oz) Plymouth Gin 30ml (1oz) Adrien Camut 6yo Calvados 30ml (1oz) apricot brandy 30ml (1oz) orange juice 5ml ( 1⁄6 oz) grenadine 2 drops of Angostura Bitters

£29.95, hardback ISBN 978-1-85514-710-2

Virtual Exhibition: From 5 May 2020 at 190 x 125mm, 88pp Approx. 60 illustrations Contemporary Art £9.99, paperback with flaps ISBN 978-1-85514-713-3

Devoted to David Hockney’s drawings, this publication explores Hockney as a draughtsman from the 1950s to now, with a focus on his depictions of himself, friends, family and his muse Celia Birtwell. From Ingres to the iPad – this book demonstrates the artist’s ingenuity in portrait drawing with reference to both tradition and technology. Alongside an in-depth essay from the curator, this book will feature an exclusive interview between the curator, Sarah Howgate, and David Hockney.

The BP Portrait Award is one of Britain’s most prestigious art prizes. Featuring works from an international list of artists, it highlights the vitality of portrait painting today. This book presents the diverse range of styles in contemporary portraiture and the variety of techniques used by artists working in the field today. It includes interviews with the prizewinners and the previous year’s Travel Award winner, which give further insight into the artists behind the portraits.

‘From joyful sketches of old friends to a nude meeting with Picasso when Hockney wields his pencil we see the undisguised truth’ Guardian

Winner of the 2020 BP Portrait Award, Jiab Prachakul’s Night Talk, portrays her close friends Jeonga Choi, a designer from Korea, and Makoto Sakamoto, a music composer from Japan, who are pictured in a Berlin bar on an autumn evening. ‘My work often resembles a scene in a movie, and I wanted to make the viewer ask questions about the sitters:

‘The octogenarian artist is making the most of uncertain times with a newly released book showcasing portraits of his family and dearest friends’ Architectural Digest

What are they talking about? What do they do in their lives?’

‘It’s a gorgeous affair’ The Times

10 September 2020 280 x 275mm, 184pp Approx. 120 illustrations Photography

William Eggleston Portraits

This book features a dazzling array of cocktail recipes inspired by the glittering friends, acquaintances and sitters of famed British photographer Cecil Beaton in the 1920s and 30s. Beaton was Vogue’s chief photographer, among the great chroniclers of fashion and a lifelong cultural and social commentator. This miniature cocktail book is illustrated with Beaton’s own witty and distinctive drawings, and quotes his observations on taste and stylish living from his personal diaries. As seen in: Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and the Financial Times.

‘Returning to Beaton’s enchanted world is a tonic in a fear-ridden age, the catalogue, written by Robin Muir, a delight’ GIBSON New Criterion

25/04/2016 15:29

‘I want to make a picture that could stand on its own, regardless of what it was a picture of. I’ve never been a bit interested in the fact that this was a picture of a blues musician or a street corner or something.’ William Eggleston Image opposite: Laurence Olivier as Hamlet and Vivien Leigh as Ophelia in ‘Hamlet’ by unknown photographer, 1937 (detail) © National Portrait Gallery, London

BP Portrait Award 2020

Vanity’s Spring Song, 1929, National Portrait Gallery, London

m et hod: m et hod:

Spray dry vermouth on a frozen martini glass and

Image above: The Brightadd Young atwith Wilsford Cecilonions. Beaton, 1927 spirit.Things Garnish three by cocktail © The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive

The Gibson is the dry, screwball cousin of the Martini (p.39). Usually served as three part spirit to one part vermouth.

The original recipe requires for the grenadine to be added last to create the red to yellow sunrise effect, however, it can be shaken for a more balanced taste. Fine strain into a frozen martini glass. Garnish with orange twist. A heady mix to greet rosy-fingered dawn or as the last hurrah

Image above: My Parents and Myself by David Hockney, 1976 © David Hockney Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt, Collection The David Hockney Foundation

Image above: Night Talk by Jiab Prachakul © Jiab Prachakul

100 Writers

150 x 150mm, 176pp, 100 illustrations Art/British History/Gift £12.95, paperback with flaps ISBN 978-1-85514-742-3 N A T I O N A L P O R T R A I T G A L L E RY C O M PA N I O N S

profile celebrated cultural figures and their milieux. Exploring the relationships between contemporaries, this series offers unique insights into some of history’s most important artistic and literary movements and the lives and personalities of the individuals associated with them.

‘I do not despair of having my picture in the Exhibition at last – all white & red, with my Head on one Side.’ JA N E AU S T E N TO H E R S I S T E R CASSANDRA, IN A LETTER OF 1813


The Bloomsbury Group Frances Spalding I S B N 978 1 85514 476 7

Charles Dickens and his Circle Lucinda Hawksley I S B N 978 1 85514 596 2

First World War Poets Alan Judd & David Crane I S B N 978 1 85514 489 7

Oscar Wilde and his Circle Simon Callow I S B N 978 1 85514 478 1

Pepys and his Contemporaries Richard Ollard I S B N 978 1 85514 585 6

The Pre-Raphaelite Circle Jan Marsh

Josephine Ross Jane Austen and her World

Josephine Ross is the author of the acclaimed Jane Austen: A Companion (2013) and Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners (2009). She worked for Vogue magazine before writing her first book, a study of the courtships of Elizabeth I. Since then she has written a number of histories and biographies, as well as several illustrated books for Vogue, including Beaton in Vogue (2012) and Society in Vogue (1992).


Jane Austen and her World Josephine Ross

Jane Austen and her World

Kings & Queens

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

Cindy Sherman

Cezanne Portraits

£9.99, paperback with flaps 197 x 140mm, 120pp 57 illustrations Literature/History/Biography ISBN 978 1 85514 701 0

£12.95, paperback 240 x 180mm, 176pp 110 illustrations History/Reference/Royalty ISBN 978-1-85514-432-3

£35, hardback 280 x 240mm, 208pp 160 illustrations Art/Art History ISBN 978-1-85514-727-0

£35, hardback 315 x 240mm, 256pp 250 illustrations Photography/Contemporary Art ISBN 978-1-85514-706-5

300 x 245mm, 256pp 170 illustrations Art/Art History £24.95, paperback with flaps ISBN 978-1-85514-731-7 £35, hardback ISBN 978-1-85514-547-4

The unmarried younger daughter of a country vicar, Jane Austen (1775–1817) published her novels anonymously. When she died, aged only forty-one, her name was still almost unknown to the world at large. That two centuries after her death she should be one of the best-known and best-loved authors in the English language is one of history’s greater ironies.

Yet while she took no part in public life herself, Jane Austen lived and worked during one of the most momentous periods in British history, and everything she wrote – from her witty, gossipy letters to her six immortal novels – was influenced by the intellectual and artistic climate of the times and the men and women who shaped the age. This illuminating account of Jane Austen’s life is told with particular reference to the people who inspired her, and whose portraits, along with her own, are now in the Collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Also available: Cindy Sherman: Postcards £14.95, perforated paperback 24pp, 48 illustrations ISBN 978-1-85514-712-6

I S B N 978 1 85514 479 8

The Romantic Poets and their Circle Richard Holmes I S B N 978 1 85514 477 4

Shakespeare and his Contemporaries Richard Ollard


I S B N 978 1 85514 580 1

100 Fashion Icons Tennyson and his Circle Lynne Truss I S B N 978 1 85514 490 3

Sold to support the National Portrait Gallery, London

JANE AUSTEN cover final for repro - 22 March 2017.indd 1

INTRODUCTION BY MAGDA KEANEY 150 x 150mm, 176pp, 100 illustrations Art/British History/Gift £12.95, paperback with flaps ISBN 978-1-85514-737-9


22/03/2017 11:40

Trade Orders

Also available: Paul Cézanne: Painting People £12.50, paperback with flaps 96pp, 50 illustrations ISBN 978-1-85514-716-4

For all countries except USA and Canada: ‘I do not despair of having my picture in the Exhibition at last – all white & red, with my Head on one Side’ – Jane Austen To coincide with the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death, this illuminating account of the novelist’s life is told with particular reference to the great men and women who inspired and influenced her, and whose portraits, along with her own, are now in the Collection of the National Portrait Gallery.

This popular history of the kings and queens of England is the only book of its kind to address the colourful story of the English monarchy from the Celtic chieftains to Elizabeth II. With over 100 portraits and biographical entries from the National Portrait Gallery, London, this new edition highlights the most important historical events and dates in every reign, with each royal dynasty explained and illustrated with a family tree. 7

For far too long the male protagonists of the Pre-Raphaelite movement have dominated accounts of this revolution in British art. This book aims to redress the balance by showing just how engaged and central women were to the endeavour – as the subjects of the images themselves, certainly, but also in their production. This unique publication covers lesser-known figures such as the Jamaican-born model Fanny Eaton and the artist Joanna Boyce.

Cindy Sherman is one of the world’s leading contemporary artists. Using make-up, wigs and costumes to transform her appearance, and incorporating references to modern culture, she photographs herself in the guises of various fictitious characters. Surveying the development of Sherman’s work from the mid-1970s to the present, this book explores the artist’s engagement with our image-obsessed society and the questions she raises about the meaning of appearances.

Paul Cézanne painted almost 200 portraits, including twenty-six of himself and twenty-nine of his wife. This book explores the portraiture of this remarkable artist, whom both Matisse and Picasso called ‘the father of us all.’ Cézanne Portraits features works that range from Cézanne’s earliest surviving self-portraits, dating from the 1860s, through to his final portraits made shortly before the artist’s death in 1906.


Head Office 181A High Holborn London WC1V 7QX +44 (0)20 7845 5000 EXPORT SALES IMAGE SHOWING AT 270%

Martin Parr Portraits: Postcard Box


William Morris: Words & Wisdom

£12.95, paperback with flaps 200 x 150mm, 176pp 100 illustrations Art/British History ISBN 978-1-85514-766-9

£10, paperback with flaps 190 x 170mm, 144pp 80 illustrations Art/Art History ISBN 978-1-85514-494-1

ROBIN MUIR is a Contributing Editor to British Vogue and a leading writer on photography. He has curated major exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of London and the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. His other books include Under

the Influence: John Deakin, Photography and the Lure of Soho (2014), Vogue Model (2013), Vogue Covers (2009), In Camera: Snowdon and the World of British Art (2007), The World’s Most Photographed (2005), Norman Parkinson: Portraits in Fashion (2004), People in Vogue (2003), Unseen Vogue (2002) and David Bailey: Chasing Rainbows (2001).

Your purchase supports the National Portrait Gallery, London National Portrait Gallery Publications St Martin’s Place London WC2H 0HE

100 Photographs 150 x 150mm, 176pp, 100 illustrations Art/British History/Gift £12.95, paperback with flaps ISBN 978-1-85514-741-6

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters: Notecards 100 Portraits INTRODUCTION BY NICHOLAS CULLINAN 150 x 150mm, 176pp, 100 illustrations Art/British History/Gift £9.95, paperback with flaps ISBN 978-1-85514-700-3





Portraits of key individuals from the Tudor GEORGIAN and Jacobean eras, among the most popular and famous images in the Collection of the VICTORIAN National Portrait Gallery, London. PORTRAITS

A collection of observations by, and about, the great British polymath, visionary, designer and writer William Morris.

Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits

Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography Vogue100_JKT_French_PMSCOOLGRAY9_141015V2.indd 1




A selection of postcards featuring Martin Parr’s photographs, including both anonymous and celebrity sitters, beautifully presented in a box.

Picasso Portraits

£29.95, paperback with flaps 310 x 254mm, 304pp 350+ illustrations Fashion/Photography ISBN 978-1-85514-761-4

285 x 230mm, 256pp 200 illustrations Fine Art/Art History £24.95, paperback with flaps ISBN 978-1-85514-760-7 £35, hardback ISBN 978-1-85514-542-9

society. Published to mark the magazine’s centenary, and

accompanying a major exhibition, this book celebrates the twentieth century and beyond with an authoritative and discriminating eye. In nearly 2,000 issues, British Vogue has acted as a cultural barometer, putting fashion in the context of the wider world – how we dress, how we entertain, what

we eat, listen to and watch, who leads us, excites us and inspires us. The century’s most talented photographers – Lee Miller, Norman Parkinson, Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn,


Front: Linda Evangelista by Patrick Demarchelier, 1991 Back: Fred Astaire by André de Dienes, 1939

Vogue 100: A Century of Style While principally a fashion magazine, Vogue has never been just that. It has assumed a central and vital role on the cultural stage, with a history that spans the most inventive decades in fashion and taste, and in the arts and


£14.95, postcard box 158 x 113mm, 25pp 25 illustrations Photography/Contemporary Art ISBN 978-1-85514-732-4

Tudor & Jacobean Portraits NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY


150 x 150mm, 176pp, 100 illustrations Art/British History/Gift £12.95, paperback with flaps ISBN 978-1-85514-746-1

David Bailey, Snowdon, Nick Knight and Mario Testino among them – have contributed to it.

In 1916, when the First World War made transatlantic shipments of American Vogue impossible, its proprietor, Condé Nast, authorised a British edition. It was an immediate success, and over the following ten decades of uninterrupted publication continued to mirror its times – the austerity

and optimism that followed two world wars, the ‘Swinging London’ scene of the sixties, the radical seventies, the image-conscious eighties – and in its second century remains at the cutting edge of photography and design.

Decade by decade, this book celebrates the greatest moments in fashion, beauty and portrait photography.

Decade by decade, Vogue 100: A Century of Style celebrates the greatest moments in fashion, beauty and

portrait photography. Illustrated throughout with wellknown images, as well as the less familiar, the book focuses on the faces that shaped the cultural landscape: from Matisse to Bacon, Freud and Hirst, from Dietrich to Paltrow, from Fred Astaire to David Beckham, from Lady Diana


Cooper to Lady Diana Spencer. It features the fashion designers who defined the century – Dior, Galliano, Saint Laurent, McQueen, Westwood – and explores more broadly the changing form of the twentieth-century woman.


Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon 14/10/2015 12:33

180 x 130mm, 16pp 4 illustrations Art/Gift/Stationary £12.95, notecard box ISBN 978-1-85514-762-1

£29.95, hardback 248 x 196mm, 240pp 175 illustrations Art/British History/Royalty ISBN 978-1-85514-756-0

£29.95, hardback 260 x 230mm, 240pp 200 illustrations Photography/Art History ISBN 978-1-85514-706-5

£19.95, paperback with flaps 280 x 230mm, 192pp 145 illustrations Photography/Film ISBN 978 1 85514 575 7

A beautiful set of 16 notecards with envelopes, illustrating 4 works from the Pre-Raphaelite art movement.

This book explores five royal dynasties and includes works by many of the most important artists to have worked in Britain.

This publication explores Victorian art photography through the work of Rejlander, Cameron, Carroll and Hawarden.

An exploration of the iconography of Audrey Hepburn, one of the world’s most photographed people.

This book illustrates and discusses Picasso’s portraiture, examining his inspiration and his defiance of representational norms.

Gainsborough’s Family Album £29.95, hardback 280 x 240mm, 192pp 100 illustrations Art/Art History ISBN 978-1-85514-790-4

This ‘family album’ features over fifty portraits by Gainsborough – of himself, his wife, his daughters, and his beloved dogs.

USA and Canada: ARTBOOK/D.A.P.

75 Broad Street, Suite 630 New York, NY 10004 USA +00 (1)80 0338 2665 NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY PUBLICATIONS

St Martin’s Place London WC2H 0HE +44 (0)20 7321 6612 All publications sold to support the National Portrait Gallery, London