Foreword Our new titles for 2015–16 commemorate a unique royal milestone, a unique female botanist, the unique status of the artist in the western world over the last 500 years, and the 500th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. We also celebrate some of the bestloved works of Dutch seventeenth-century art and some of the most delicious recipes created in the royal kitchens. Maria Sibylla Merian's engravings of the insects of Suriname, created between 1699 and 1701, are landmarks in the study of natural history. The Royal Library is home to a remarkable set of these engravings, coloured by Merian herself, and used to create a fascinating and charming book, Maria Merian’s Butterflies, which will have the same appeal as the best-selling Mr Marshal’s Flower Book.
Masterpieces from the Royal Collection of paintings are celebrated in two further new titles: Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer, which reveals a previously unknown painting by Jan Steen among other treasures; while Portrait of the Artist examines the artist’s image of him- or indeed herself, both as social documents and as a means of exploring the changing status of those portrayed. The Royal Collection and Royal Archives together contain a unique record of the tastes of Britain’s kings and queens. One of the most long-standing of these, from the days of Elizabeth i to those of Queen Elizabeth ii, has been for the works of Shakespeare. Royal Shakespeare brings this history to light in fascinating detail for the very first time.
Contents We mark the moment when The Queen becomes the longest-reigning monarch in British history with another in our everpopular series of souvenir albums, and follow up on our Royal Cookbook with a suitably inspiring collection of tea-time recipes for all seasons. Our publishing programme strives to reflect the depth, the richness and the variety of the Royal Collection itself. As always, we hope you will enjoy.
2 New and Forthcoming Highlights & Recently Published 11 18 Catalogues RaisonnĂŠs 24 Selected Backlist 32 Distributor Information 34 Contact
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Maria Merian’s Butterflies Kat e H e a r d
‘I had the plates engraved by the most renowned masters, and used the best paper in order to please both the connoisseurs of art and the amateur naturalists interested in insects and plants.’ Maria Sibylla Merian In 1699, the German artist and entomologist Maria Sibylla Merian set sail for Suriname, in South America. There she would spend two years studying the animals and plants which she encountered, aiming to explore the life-cycle
HAR DBACK 190 × 150 mm 192 pages 150 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 31 7 £14.95 March 2016
of insects (then only partially understood). Those studies led to the publication of the Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium (The Metamorphosis of the Insects of Suriname), a luxury volume which brought the wonders of Suriname to Europe. Maria Merian’s Butterflies tells Merian’s story through her works in the Royal Collection, acquired by George iii. Many are luxury versions of the plates of the Metamorphosis, partially printed and partially hand painted onto vellum by the artist herself. Over 300 years after they were made, these meticulous, brilliant works celebrate a woman whose art and whose story are enduringly popular.
Kate Heard is Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Trust. Her previous publications include High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson (2013) and she is Deputy Editor of the Journal of the History of Collections.
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M a r i a M er i an’s
Butterflies & Moths Butterflies & Moths
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branch of pomelo with green-banded urania moth branch of pomelo with green-banded urania moth
branch of west indian cherry with achilles morpho butterfly branch of west indian cherry with achilles morpho butterfly
Branch of the gumbo-limbo tree with white witch moth
Branch of the gumbo-limbo tree with white witch moth
The banana tree is not indigenous to the The bananabut tree is Americas, was not indigenous to the introduced by the Spanish Americas, but was from south-east Asia and introduced by its thefruit. Spanish cultivated for from south-east Asia Merian’s depiction of and this cultivated its fruit. tree strange andforunfamiliar Merian’s depiction of this is particularly dramatic. strange and unfamiliar tree is particularly dramatic.
‘ it is used like an apple, and has a pleasant flavour like apples in Holland; ‘ it is used like an apple, and has a it is good both cooked and raw’ pleasant flavour like apples in Holland; it is good both cooked and raw’
branch of banana tree with caterpillar and moth branch of banana tree with caterpillar and moth
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Masters of the Everyday
HARDBACK 289 × 233 mm 176 pages Over 150 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 19 5 £29.95 November 2015 French and Dutch rights sold
Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer D e s m o n d s h aw e -tay l o r & quentin buvelot
Dutch artists of the seventeenth century were unparalleled in their dedication to depicting ordinary people doing everyday things. Genre painting was the pre-eminent expression of this dedication, offering candid glimpses into the peasant cottages, rich interiors and tranquil courtyards of the Dutch Golden Age. Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen, Gerrit Dou, Gabriel Metsu and Pieter de Hooch are among the masters whose works are explored and illustrated here. While the subject matter may be ordinary — the preparation of food, the bustle of a busy market, the enjoyment of taverns and town festivities — the meticulously documented
Masters of the Everyday Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer Desmond Shawe-Taylor and Quentin Buvelot
details often allude to a work’s deeper meaning or to moral messages that would have been familiar to the contemporary viewer. This book explores these hidden moral messages and visual puns, moving beyond the paintings’ surface beauties to reveal their true significance in the culture of the time and in their creators’ lives. Desmond Shawe-Taylor is Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures, Royal Collection Trust. His previous publications include Dutch Landscapes (2010) and most recently The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy 1714–1760 (2014). Quentin Buvelot is Senior Curator at the Mauritshuis.
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Portrait of the Artist
a n n a r e y n o l d s , lu c y p e t e r & m a rt i n c l ay to n
The first publication to focus on images of artists from within the Royal Collection, Portrait of the Artist not only showcases self-portraits of world-renowned artists from Rembrandt to Hockney, but also features images of artists by their friends, relatives and pupils, including the most reliable surviving likeness of Leonardo da Vinci by his student, Francesco Melzi. It examines a range of themes played out within these works, from the cult of the artist to the symbolism evoked through images of the artist’s studio, and looks at the role of the monarch in commissioning, collecting and displaying portraits. Also explored is the changing status of the artist and how this is portrayed both in the physical works and in the relationship between artist and patron.
HARDBACK 254 × 203 mm 240 pages Over 150 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 32 4 £30.00 November 2016
This sumptuously illustrated book contains a fascinating array of paintings, works on paper, photographs and decorative arts by artists including Rubens, Gentileschi, Dürer, Reynolds and Freud. Anna Reynolds is Curator of Paintings, Royal Collection Trust. Her previous publications include In Fine Style (2013) and A Royal Welcome (2015). Martin Clayton is Head of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Trust. He has published extensively on the drawings in the Royal Collection, including Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist (2012) and Castiglione: Lost Genius (2014). Lucy Peter is Assistant Curator of Paintings, Royal Collection Trust and was co-author of the 2014 Buckingham Palace Summer Opening publication Royal Childhood (2014).
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Kings and Queens A Royal Collection Trust App
new and forthcoming Suitable for Ages 11+ Features learning resources for schools ÂŁ4.95 (tbc) Autumn 2015
Kings and Queens is the new iPad app from Royal Collection Trust and Aimer Media. Animating almost 1,000 years of British history through biographies, royal portraits and interactive family trees, this app allows readers to discover more about the kings and queens who ruled, feuded and battled to create Great Britainâ€™s royal history. This fun yet authoritative app brings to life centuries of history and includes downloadable resources for teachers.
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Royal Shakespeare A lyci a s m i t h-h o wa r d
Published to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, this innovative addition to Shakespeare studies approaches its subject from a new and original angle: the centuries-long association between the British monarchy and Britain’s greatest dramatist. From Elizabeth i’s identification with Shakespeare’s poetic king, Richard ii, to the present Queen’s family re-enactments of scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, this fascinating study celebrates the role Shakespeare has played in royal life as a source of inspiration, entertainment and creative expression.
HARDBACK 252 × 210 mm 200 pages 200 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 21 8 £30.00 March 2016
This is the first book to explore the subject from within the Royal Collection, and the first ever to focus on the extraordinary Shakespeariana within the Royal Collection.
ALYCIA SMITH-HOWARD PhD is a Shakespeare scholar and performance historian. She has held academic posts in Shakespeare studies at New York University and British American Drama Academy (BADA), among others. Previously a Fellow of the Folger Shakespeare Library, she is the author of Studio Shakespeare: The Royal Shakespeare Company at The Other Place (2006) and The Food of Love: A Taste of Shakespeare in Four Seasons (2012).
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HARDBACK 200 × 200 mm 120 pages 100 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 33 1 £14.95
A Royal Cookbook M a r k F l a n ag a n ◆ Coming may 2017 ◆
The follow up to the best seller A Royal Cookbook: Seasonal Recipes from Buckingham Palace There is no more quintessentially British tradition than afternoon tea, and nowhere is that tradition taken more seriously than at Buckingham Palace, where 30,000 afternoon teas are served every year at the summer garden parties. Inspired by this British institution, and following on from the success of A Royal Cookbook, Mark Flanagan, the Royal Chef, shares here his favourite tea-time treats. Recipes and clear instruction will guide you through making pastries
and savouries, biscuits and show-stopping cakes, from a springtime picnic to a festive Christmas tea, all with the royal touch – with a fun children’s tea-party thrown in for good measure. This elegant gift book also tells some of the stories behind the local, seasonal ingredients used by Mark Flanagan, such as the deliciously syrupy jam made from the mulberry trees of Buckingham Palace gardens, and the bee hives that keep the Royal Household in honey all year round.
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A Royal Cookbook
Seasonal Recipes from Buckingham Palace M a r k F l a n ag a n & E d wa r d G r i f f i t h s
hARDBACK 200 × 200 mm 120 pages 100 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 905686 78 0 £14.95 German rights sold
Winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
The first-ever royal cookbook to be written from within the Royal Household This stylish publication, written by the Royal Chef, enables the reader to recreate a selection of the dishes prepared and served to guests of Her Majesty The Queen. With an emphasis on seasonal cooking and fresh, local ingredients, the recipes cater for a variety of occasions, from a light summer lunch to a winter feast. It also includes tips on serving and entertaining, with details of the choice of china, decorations
and flowers that accompany royal meals, and inspirational ideas for preparation and presentation at home. MARK FLANAGAN is the Royal Chef to Her Majesty The Queen and Assistant Master. EDWARD GRIFFITHS is former Deputy Master of the Royal Household.
‘Luxuriously photographed’ Patricia Treble, Maclean’s ‘A richly illustrated little gem.’ Monique Turnbull, Royal Central ‘What a delightful book, a pleasure to handle, full of wonderful colour photographs … there are 100 colour illustrations in an attractive binding that will enhance your bookshelves when not in use.’ Bill Spence, Gazette & Herald ‘Surprisingly simple recipes … presentation that creates the “wow” factor … Co-authors Mark Flanagan and Edward Griffiths are charming guides.’ Jan Gardner, Boston Globe
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Long To Reign Over Us Official Souvenir Album LEAH KHARIBIAN Introduction by Jane Roberts
HARDBACK 200 × 200 mm 120 pages Over 250 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 28 7 £14.95
A celebration of a unique royal milestone – the longest reign in British history On the afternoon of 9 September 2015 Her Majesty The Queen becomes the longest reigning British monarch. She will surpass the previous record, held by her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years, 7 months and 2 days. This beautifully illustrated book is a record of seven decades of royal history, from the
Coronation in 1953 to the present day, as well as the celebration of this unique royal milestone. Leah Kharibian is an independent art historian and writer. She is the author of Passionate Patrons: Victoria & Albert and the Arts (2010). Jane Roberts is former Royal Librarian and Curator at Royal Collection Trust and author of Queen Elizabeth II: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration (2012).
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A Royal Welcome
Making Magnificence at Buckingham Palace Anna Reynolds
HARDBACK 200 Ă— 200 mm 120 pages Over 150 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 25 6 ÂŁ12.95 #RoyalWelcome German rights sold
Published to accompany the 2015 Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace Last year the Royal Family welcomed over 62,000 guests from all across the world to Buckingham Palace, at receptions, garden parties, investitures and private audiences. A Royal Welcome reveals what goes on behind the scenes to create each of these magic and magnificent visits. From the dresses and jewellery worn by The Queen, to the menus and porcelain selected for state banquets, discover
more about the planning and preparations that goes into hosting these events, whether for a one-to-one private audience with The Queen, or a garden party for thousands. Anna Reynolds is Curator of Paintings, Royal Collection Trust. She is the author of In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion (2013) and the forthcoming Portrait of The Artist (2016).
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The Adventures of Alice Laselles
b y a l e x a n d r i n a v i c to r i a ag e d 10 ¾
HARDBACK 260 × 200 mm 64 pages ISBN 978 1 909741 18 8 £14.95 #AliceLaselles
A children’s story written and illustrated by Queen Victoria Introduction by jacqueline wilson
An enchanting children’s story written by a real princess; with illustrations created from Queen Victoria’s own hand-coloured paper dolls. Queen Victoria wrote this charming story about the adventures of Alice Laselles at Miss Duncombe’s school for girls, and the mystery of who put the cat in Miss Duncombe’s kitchen, when she was just 10 ¾. This tiny gem, in its little red notebook, is now kept safe in the Royal Archives. It is published here for the very first time, and is illustrated with characters created from Victoria’s own collection
of paper dolls, drawn for her by her governess, then delicately coloured in by Victoria herself. A delightful and unique children’s story, it will enchant and captivate every little princess today. Queen Victoria (1819–1901) grew up at Kensington Palace an only child. Not only a keen writer, Victoria was also an enthusiastic artist, and created this story as an exercise in English ‘Composition’.
‘The giddy pace is part of the charm, offering a fascinating glimpse into Queen Victoria’s ten-year-old mind.’ Emily Bearn, Mail On Sunday ‘Such is the surpassing delicacy of its illustration and the prettiness of its binding — not to mention the ambitious elegance of its prose — that it is likely to interest even those readers who know little of Victoria or her era.’ Meghan Cox Gordon, Wall Street Journal ‘Revealing the vivid imagination of a little girl who dreamed about life beyond the palace walls.’ Anita Singh, The Daily Telegraph
Painting Paradise The Art of the Garden Va n e s s a R e m i n gto n
Introduction by sir roy strong With contributions from sally goodsir
Gardens are where man and nature meet. They change by the hour, day-to-day and with the seasons. Presented with the many different aspects of the garden, both actual and imaginary, artists have been inspired to explore and celebrate the garden in ways that are unique to their culture and their time. This beautifully illustrated and highly readable book draws on the unparalleled holdings of the Royal Collection to investigate how artists and craftsmen have reflected our love-affair with the garden from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.
HIGHLIGHTS AND RECENTLY PUBLISHED HARDBACK 290 × 275 mm 312 pages Over 300 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 08 9 £45.00 #PaintingParadise
VANESSA REMINGTON is Senior Curator of Paintings, Royal Collection Trust.
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‘There are so many treasures here … a rich mix that will delight anyone with an interest in the history of the garden.’ The Good Book Guide ‘An encyclopaedic survey of garden design from the Middle Ages to the 20th century … it includes a survey of royal gardens in this country within the larger context of the history of European gardens.’ Richard Dorment, Daily Telegraph
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The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson Kat e H e a r d Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
PAPERBACK 260 × 280 mm 272 pages Over 200 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 905686 76 6 £24.95 #HighSpirits
‘There are, of course, two sides to the art of caricatures – the caricaturist and the subjects of his work. The latter, of which I am one, certainly need a sense of humour in order to enjoy a caricature of themselves. They need to be masochists to collect cartoons about themselves.’ From the Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Portly squires and young dandies, Jane Austenesque heroines and their gruesome chaperones, dashing young officers and corrupt politicians. The keenly observant satires by English caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson (1757–1827) show his sharp eye for current affairs as well as his appreciation of the humour in everyday life. High Spirits brings together
nearly one hundred comic works by Rowlandson, with subjects spanning the entire range of English society. Full-colour illustrations are accompanied by new archival research on both the works and their royal collectors, from George iv to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
KATE HEARD is Curator of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Trust. She is the co-author of The Northern Renaissance: Dürer to Holbein (2011) and is Deputy Editor of the Journal of the History of Collections.
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Scottish Artists 1750–1900
From Caledonia to the Continent D e b o r a h Cl a r k e & Va n e s s a R e m i n gto n
Monarchs from George iii onward have collected works by Scottish artists — paintings and drawings that now form a distinct group within the Royal Collection, and provide a fascinating way to explore developments in both British artistic styles and in royal patronage. The works in this book provide evidence of what, in 1843, the painter Sir David Wilkie called ‘the taste for art’ in Scottish culture, and highlight the influence and importance, both internationally and at home, of artists such as Allan Ramsay, who was born and trained in Edinburgh and become painter to King George iii, and later figures such
PAPERBACK 210 × 210 mm 208 pages 150 illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 20 1 £19.95 #ScottishArtists
as Sir Francis Grant, David Roberts, John Phillip, Alexander Nasmyth, and James Giles. DEBORAH CLARKE is Senior Curator, Palace of Holyroodhouse, and has written widely on the history of the Palace. VANESSA REMINGTON is Senior Curator of Paintings, Royal Collection Trust.
Accompanies the exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, from August 2015, and The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, in March 2016
‘Perhaps the most thoughtprovoking show in this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival.’ Daily Telegraph
In the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen S i r Ch r i sto p h e r W h i t e
This completely updated and revised edition of Sir Christopher White’s catalogue of the Dutch paintings in the Royal Collection, first published in 1982, reproduces all entries in colour and fully integrates these within the text. Since the publication of the 1982 edition many of the works have been cleaned and many, including works now recognised as by Rembrandt, have been re-attributed. Scholarship in this area has advanced dramatically in the
HARDBACK 300 × 245 mm 576 pages 360 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 905686 46 9 £95.00 December 2015
same period and the catalogue will include much new information as well as a fascinating account of the assembling of this important group of Dutch pictures, particularly by George iv, and the history of their display and appreciation. Sir Christopher White is a noted art historian specialising in Dutch and Flemish art and a former director of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London and of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.
Arms & Armour
In the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen Volume i: European Armour A .V. B. N o r m a n & I a n E av e s
This volume on the Royal Collection’s European arms and armour will provide the first catalogue of this substantial and important collection of historic weapons for more than a hundred years. Highlights of Volume i include the famous set of armour made for Henry viii around 1540, and the exceptionally beautiful armour made for Henry, Prince of Wales, around 1608.
HARDBACK 300 × 245 mm 528 pages Approx. 500 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 905686 48 3 £95.00 March 2016
The late A.V.B. Norman was a renowned historian of arms and armour, ending his career as Master of the Royal Armouries. Ian Eaves is a former Keeper of Armour at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London.
Chinese and Japanese Works of Art
In the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen J O H N AY E R S The Royal Collection includes some of the most historically important examples of eastern arts now in the western world. With more than 2,000 items distributed among the royal residences in England and Scotland, this collection presents a rich cross-section of the porcelains, jades, lacquer and other works of art produced in China and Japan and brought here over a period of several centuries, reflecting the West’s long-standing appetite for rarities from distant lands.
A striking feature of the collection is the mounting in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries of many objects in gilt bronze: the mounts themselves, made in French and British workshops, are often of superb quality and of great historical importance and will be published here for the first time. John Ayers is a specialist in Asian ceramics, having published more than 20 books on the subject. He was formerly Keeper of the Far Eastern Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
CHINESE AND JAPANESE WORKS OF ART IN THE COLLECTION OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
HARDBACK | 3 volumes 300 × 245 mm 1,296 pages 2,400 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 905686 49 0 £200.00 May 2016
A Thousand Years of a Royal Palace E d i t e d b y D r St e v e n B r i n d l e
As England’s largest castle and premier royal residence, Windsor Castle is of outstanding importance: historically, architecturally, artistically and in the life of the nation. This authoritative history of the Castle, the first to be published in 100 years, will draw upon new research and primary sources to present a general account of Windsor Castle and its immediate environs from around ad 700 to the present day, setting this iconic building against the background of wider social, political and cultural events in the life of the monarchy and the nation.
HARDBACK 300 × 245 mm 512 pages Over 400 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 24 9 £95.00 October 2016
Not only is the book richly illustrated with historic drawings, watercolours and photographs from the Royal Collection and elsewhere, it also includes newly commissioned photography and 3d reconstructions of the Castle at key points in its development, showing how this historic site has changed and evolved over 13 centuries. Dr Steven Brindle is an architectural historian with English Heritage. He has been involved in the investigation of the architectural history of Windsor Castle since the beginning of the restoration programme following the disastrous fire of 1992.
In the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen s i r G e o f f r e y D e B e l l a i gu e
CATALOGUES RAISONNÉS hARDBACK | 3 volumes 325 × 245 mm 1,312 pages approx 2,400 illustrations 1,000 specially commissioned drawings of incised marks and full scholarly apparatus ISBN 978 1 905686 10 0
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Apollo Magazine Book of the Year 2010 ‘Superb detailed photography, unparalleled by any published thus far and unlikely to be seen again in print form … each object is abundantly illustrated … the photographs replicate the experience that only a very few curators or collectors of these objects are privileged to experience’ Selma Schwartz, Apollo The late Sir Geoffrey de Bellaigue, Surveyor Emeritus of The Queen’s Works of Art, was one of the world’s leading authorities on Sèvres porcelain and published extensively on the decorative arts in the Royal Collection.
Victorian Miniatures In the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen VA N E S S A R E M I N GTO N
‘exceptional photography … allows examination of these miniatures that is barely possible in any other circumstances without magnification – images leap off the page as if the object were actually there, in all its solid reality.’ Charlotte Gere, Apollo Vanessa Remington is Senior Curator of Paintings, Royal Collection Trust.
HARDBACK | 2 volumes 300 × 245 mm 864 pages Approx. 1,200 colour illustrations Full scholarly apparatus ISBN 978 1 905686 23 0
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In Fine Style
HARDBACK 290 × 275 mm 300 pages Over 320 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 905686 44 5 £45.00 #InFineStyle
The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion anna reynolds ‘A faultless and lavishly illustrated catalogue.’ Bendor Grosvenor, Art History News
This fascinating and sumptuously illustrated book celebrates the world of high fashion in the Tudor and Stuart period. Bringing together works by the most fashionable artists of the time — including Holbein, Van Dyck and Rembrandt — with rare surviving examples of costume, it unstitches and explores the truth (or otherwise) of the dress in art – and the art of dress. Download the free In Fine Style interactive app and try on the outfits and accessories of the rich and powerful of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
HARDBACK 260 × 280 mm 176 pages Over 130 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 905686 77 3 £29.95 #LostGenius
T I M O T H Y STA N D R I N G & M A RT I N C L AY TO N A ground-breaking re-assessment, the first in over 20 years, of Castiglione’s life and works
Castiglione Lost Genius
The Royal Library at Windsor Castle houses the largest extant group of drawings by Giovanni
Benedetto Castiglione, including his magnificent oil studies. This ground-breaking re-assessment
Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609–64) was perhaps the most innovative and technically accomplished Italian draughtsman of his time. Although skilled as a painter, it was his mastery as an etcher, his status as the inventor of the monotype, and above all his extraordinary oil sketches on paper that secured his critical acclaim. The Royal Library at Windsor Castle houses the largest extant group of drawings by Castiglione, including his magnificent oil studies. This publication showcases 90 of the finest of these works, and discusses them in the context of important new archival research on the artist’s turbulent career and reputation. of Castiglione’s life, the first in over twenty years, showcases ninety of the finest of these works, career and reputation.
Painting and Sculpture at the Denver Art Museum and the leading authority on the works of Castiglione.
Martin Clayton is Head of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Trust. He has published extensively on the drawings in the Royal Collection.
front cover: A presumed self-portrait, late 1640s (detail, cat. 25)
back cover: Omnia Vanitas, early to mid-1650s (detail, cat. 59) jacket design: John Hubbard printed in china
PRINTED IN CHINA
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Castiglione Lost Genius
and discusses them in the context of important new archival research on the artist’s turbulent
Timothy J. Standring is the Gates Foundation Curator of
Castiglione Lost Genius
Castiglione Lost Genius
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Timothy J. Standring and Martin Clayton with 138 colour illustrations
Fabergé’s Animals A Royal Farm in Miniature C A R O L I N E D E GU I TAU T
In 1907 King Edward vii and his consort, Queen Alexandra, commissioned Carl Fabergé to create an entire diminutive carved menagerie of all the animals on their country estate at Sandringham in Norfolk. This book is the first to explore the complete history of this unique commission. It includes stunning close-up photography of the carvings themselves, plus contextual material from both the Russian and the Royal Archives, some of which has never been published before. Caroline de Guitaut is Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, Royal Collection Trust.
The Queen’s Dolls’ House LU CI N DA L A M B TO N
Lucinda Lambton guides the reader on an enchanting tour of The Queen’s Dolls’ House, one of the largest, most beautiful and most famous dolls’ houses in the world. Richly illustrated, and complemented with previously unpublished archive material, this title will appeal to anyone with affection for all things miniature. LUCINDA LAMBTON is a writer, photographer and broadcaster. She has written a variety of books delighting in art and architectural oddities, including Vanishing Victoriana, Temples of Convenience and An Album of Curious Houses.
SELECTED BACKLIST HARDBACK 200 × 200 mm 120 pages Over 100 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 905686 12 4 £9.95 French and Dutch rights sold
FABERGÉ’S ANIMALS A ROYAL FARM IN MINIATURE
caroline de guitaut
HARDBACK 200 × 200 mm 132 pages Over 180 illustrations ISBN 978 1 905686 26 1 £12.95 German rights sold
Leonardo da Vinci
PAPERBACK 310 × 215 mm 160 pages 93 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 905686 83 4 £19.95 US and Canadian rights sold
The Mechanics of Man M A RT I N CL AY TO N & R O N P H I L O
eonardo da Vinci iagram to that sheet). The interactions of the extensor digitorum longus and brevis tendons are again well displayed—the inset diagram at lower right depicts the arrangement of the three middle toes, not the big toe as its size might suggest. These tendons run from the muscle bodies of extensor digitorum longus (s and r) diagram to that sheet). The interactions of the extensor digitorum longus and brevis tendons are again well displayedlower right depicts. These tendons run from the muscle bodies of extensor digitorum longus (s and r).
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Leonardo da Vinci The Mechanics of Man
Leonardo da Vinci The Mechanics of Man
The anatomical drawings and notes on the L workings of the bones and muscles, made by Leonardo da Vinci during his campaign of human dissection in the winter of 1510–11, fill the pages of a manuscript, now held in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. The Mechanics of Man reproduces this manuscript in full and, for the first time in print, translates all of Leonardo’s notes ‘on the page’, so that the reader may readily follow his thoughts as they unfold.
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Leonardo da Vinci
Anatomist M A RT I N CL AY TO N & R O N P H I L O Winner of the 2012 British Book Design and Production Award: Best Use of Cross Media, alongside the iPad app Leonardo da Vinci Anatomy
Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest anatomists ever to have lived. His findings are recorded in drawings of unparalleled beauty and lucidity. This book presents 87 of the finest of these documents — with a full discussion of their anatomical content and their significance in Leonardo’s pioneering work.
PAPERBACK 254 × 200 mm 256 pages Over 120 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 03 4 £18.95
Leonardo da Vinci Anatomy
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Almost 500 years after Leonardo da Vinci’s death, technology brings the artist’s groundbreaking studies of the human body to life in the Royal Collection Trust and Touch Press app, Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy. The app enables users to appreciate fully the astonishing accuracy of Leonardo’s work for the first time and includes interactive 3d anatomical models, pinch-zoom functionality and interviews with experts on Leonardo’s work and the history of medicine.
Winner of the 2013 Webby Award, Education and Reference Tablet App Winner of the 2012 Lovie Award, Education and Reference Tablet App ‘An exemplar of what ebooks can be’ Download the Universe
Martin Clayton is Head of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Trust. Ron Philo is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio. Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy has been produced by the Royal Collection Trust in partnership with Touch Press and Primal Pictures.
KAT H RY N J O N E S , L AU R E N P O RT E R & JENNIFER SCOTT
selected backlist HARDBACK WITH SLIPCASE 215 × 215 mm 120 pages Over 100 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 10 2 £25.00 #Gold
From time immemorial, monarchs have used gold to symbolise their status and power, and artists have used it to evoke the divine. This book explores the role of gold in art and the exploitation of its worth and rarity to promote messages of authority, immortality and wealth. The works discussed include the astonishing survival of the 4,000-yearold Rillaton gold cup, to Fabergé’s exquisite gold boxes, together with medieval gold-ground paintings, shimmering Persian miniatures, magnificent gilded furniture, fine bindings sparkling with gold, Japanese 'pear-skin' lacquer, and jewellery both formal and personal.
Cairo to Constantinople Francis Bedford’s Photographs of the Middle East
Introduction by John M c Carthy With contributions from badr el hage and alessandro nasini ‘A sumptuous new record of Francis Bedford’s work on the royal journey.’ Colin Thubron, New York Review of Books Introduction by John McCarthy, presenter of In a Prince’s Footsteps, the BBC Radio 4 series exploring Edward vii’s Middle Eastern Tour. In 1862 the leading British photographer Francis Bedford was commissioned by Queen Victoria to accompany her son and heir, the future King Edward vii, on an ambitious journey around the Middle East. Using the photographs Bedford took alongside extracts from the Prince’s journal and other archival material, this beautifully illustrated book documents that journey.
HARDBACK 260 × 280 mm 256 pages Over 220 colour illustrations Maps, biography, chronology, bibliography and index ISBN 978 1 905686 18 6 £35.00 #CtoC
The Queen’s Diamonds H U G H R O B E RT S
‘This book is a work of art in its own right.’ Geoffrey Munn, Country Life Winner of the Motovun Group Association Award, Best Book of 2013
selected backlist HARDBACK 315 × 250 mm 320 pages with 2 gatefolds Over 300 colour illustrations, family tree, glossary, bibliography and index ISBN 978 1 905686 38 4 £60.00 | German rights sold
The first complete and authorised history of some of the finest diamond jewellery in the world, this book tells the story of the magnificent royal inheritance of diamonds from the time of Queen Adelaide in the 1830s to the present day. Illustrated with a wealth of archive material as well as extensive new photography of the jewels, this publication includes stones of international importance as well as items of great historic significance, and will be a standard work of reference on diamond jewellery for many years to come. HUGH ROBERTS was Director of Royal Collection Trust and Surveyor of The Queen’s Works of Art until 2010.
A Jubilee Celebration C A R O L I N E D E GU I TAU T
Published to celebrate Queen Elizabeth ii’s Diamond Jubilee, this book presents a selection of diamonds from the Royal Collection, ranging from tiaras and personal jewellery to diamond-set swords. It explores the special qualities of diamonds and the royal uses to which they have been put throughout the centuries and includes new, specially commissioned photography in close-up detail of each piece. Caroline de Guitaut is Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, Royal Collection Trust.
HARDBACK 200 × 200 mm 120 pages 105 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 905686 42 1 £12.95
Treasures from the Royal Archives
PA M E L A CL A R K , J U L I E C R O C K E R , A L L I S O N D E R R E T T, L AU R A H O B B S & JILL KELSEY
HARDBACK 257 × 210 mm 256 pages Over 200 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 04 1 £29.95
Since 1914, the famous ‘Round Tower’ of Windsor Castle has been home to the Royal Archives – an extraordinary collection of many thousands of documents and records dating back to the Tudor period and beyond. Highlights from this fascinating and internationally significant collection are published here for the first time, as part of the celebrations to mark the centenary of the founding of the Royal Archives in a permanent home. This exceptional publication is further enhanced by a free augmented reality app, bringing the defence of Rorke’s Drift to 3d life before the reader’s eyes, in an extraordinary union of historical document and cutting-edge technology.
The Royal Portrait Image and Impact JENNIFER SCOTT
This book examines the role portraiture has played in promoting the public and private face of monarchs from Richard ii to Queen Elizabeth ii. Bringing together works by artists from Holbein to Freud, it investigates the role the royal portrait has played in fashion and politics across 600 years of official and unofficial image-making.
Hardback 253 × 210 mm 200 pages 180 colour illustrations Endnotes, bibliography and index ISBN 978 1 905686 13 1 £24.95
Dressing The Queen A N G E L A K E L LY
selected backlist HARDBACK 297 × 230 mm 144 pages Over 250 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 905686 74 2 £24.95 German rights sold
This beautifully illustrated book opens a door to the very private world of the Dressers’ Floor at Buckingham Palace, as Angela Kelly, Personal Advisor and Senior Dresser to Her Majesty takes the reader through the process of creating a wardrobe for The Queen. Angela Kelly is Personal Advisor and Senior Dresser to Her Majesty The Queen, responsible for The Queen’s wardrobe, jewellery and insignia.
The Northern Renaissance Dürer to Holbein KAT E H E A R D & LU C Y W H I TA K E R
‘Stunning reproductions … a brilliant overview.’ K.E. Staab, Choice
The Northern Renaissance in Europe was a period of rapid social and religious change. This is reflected in the art of the period, which is further characterised by a fascinating range of subject matter, superb technical skill and an interest in capturing likeness with almost psychological precision. The same period also saw a great rise in the importance of works on paper, especially prints. The Northern Renaissance: Dürer to Holbein examines works by the greatest masters of this period alongside opulently illuminated manuscripts and early printed books.
PAPERBACK 290 × 230 mm 248 pages 191 colour illustrations Map, list of further reading and index ISBN 978 1 905686 82 7 £29.95
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