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Publications 2016–2017


Foreword

Our new titles for 2016–17 are a celebration of some of the best-loved works in the Royal Collection and include a number of significant publishing ‘firsts’. Beginning in May 2017, we will publish Canaletto and the Art of Venice, a major study and a lavishly illustrated exploration of the wealth of eighteenth-century Venetian art in the Collection – the first time this selection of works have been brought together and looked at as a whole. Just as notable, in the year of the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, we will publish the first of two new titles celebrating the art and artistry of the Indian subcontinent. Splendours of the Subcontinent offers a history of the luxurious and exquisite objects presented to Edward vii as Prince of Wales on his tour of India in 1875. None of these items have been published before and here they are presented with specially commissioned full-colour photography and accompanied by much new research.


In another first, Shadows of War: Roger Fenton’s Photographs of the Crimean War, 1855 brings together all 350 of Fenton’s works held in the Royal Collection – the most important holding of his work in existence. And in December 2017 we will publish Charles ii: Art & Power – a significant new study of the art, culture and court ceremonial under Charles ii and James ii, from 1660 to 1688, with particular emphasis on the spectacular furnishings of Whitehall Palace and St James’s Palace.

Contents New and Forthcoming

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Highlights & Recently Published

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Catalogues Raisonnés

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Distributor Information

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Canaletto and the Art of Venice Lucy Whitaker and Rosie Razzall The Royal Collection has one of the largest and finest collections of Venetian art from the first half of the eighteenth century. It includes paintings, prints and drawings by Canaletto himself, as well as those of his contemporaries, such as Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Antonio Visentini, Francesco Zuccarelli and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. These artists were patronised by Consul Smith and their works were later purchased by George iii. This lavishly illustrated catalogue marks the first time that the rich holdings of eighteenth-century Venetian art in the Royal Collection will have been brought together, and focuses on presenting these extraordinary works against the background of the social and artistic networks of the period. Whilst displaying and analysing the brilliant works of Canaletto himself, including his cityscapes, capriccios and paintings of architecture, this catalogue also discusses the intimate interior of Venetian life, explores the links between artists and the theatre in Venice at this time and looks at Venice as a centre for printmaking and book production.

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290 x 230 mm 320 pages Approx. 400 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 40 9 £45.00 May 2017 is Senior Curator of Paintings, Royal Collection Trust. Her previous publications include The Northern Renaissance: Dürer to Holbein (2013) and The Art of Italy: Renaissance & Baroque (2007). LUCY WHITAKER

ROSIE RAZZALL is

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Portrait of the Artist Anna Reynolds, Lucy Peter and Martin Clayton 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 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 the ways in which this is portrayed both in the works themselves and in the relationship between artist and patron. This sumptuously illustrated book contains a fascinating array of paintings, works on paper, photographs and decorative arts by a wide range of artists including Rubens, Gentileschi, Dürer, Reynolds and Freud.

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254 x 203 mm 256 pages Over 150 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 32 4 £29.95 November 2016 is Senior Curator of Paintings, Royal Collection Trust. Her previous publications include A Royal Welcome (2015) and In Fine Style (2013). ANNA REYNOLDS

is Assistant Curator of Paintings, Royal Collection Trust, and was the co-author of the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening publication Royal Childhood (2014). LUCY PETER

is Head of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Trust. He has published extensively on the drawings in the Royal Collection, most recently Castiglione: Lost Genius (2014) and Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist (2012). MARTIN CLAYTON

Accompanies the major exhibition opening at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, in November 2016


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SPLENDOURS OF THE SUBCONTINENT A PRINCE'S TOUR OF INDIA 1875–6

Splendours of the Subcontinent A Prince’s Tour of India, 1875–6 Caroline de Guitaut and Kajal Meghani In October 1875 Edward vii, then Prince of Wales, set off on a four-month tour of the Indian subcontinent, to what is now India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal. During the tour he was presented with a wide array of beautiful gifts. Despite requests from the India Office that the hosts should exercise restraint, the resulting gifts were intricately wrought from precious metals and often jewelled. Not only did each one of them forge a personal link between the Prince and the donor, but as a collection they proved very influential in Europe. This fascinating publication presents the reader with a wideranging selection of South Asian works of art, and not only tells the story of the future king’s tour, but also the history of these intriguing objects.

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254 x 210 mm 200 pages More than 150 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 42 3 £29.95 March 2017 is Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, Royal Collection Trust. Her previous publications include Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration (2012) and Faberge’s Animals: A Royal Farm in Miniature (2010). CAROLINE DE GUITAUT

KAJAL MEGHANI is

Exhibition Assistant Curator, Royal Collection Trust. Accompanies the travelling exhibition to Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, and New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, and opening at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, in December 2017 and at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, in June 2018


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Indian Paintings and Manuscripts from the Royal Collection Emily Hannam and Emma Stuart This publication showcases the Royal Library’s worldclass collection of paintings and manuscripts from the Indian subcontinent. These elegant masterpieces comprise a variety of subject matter, from dazzling Mughal durbars to sensuous poetic scenes. Combined with engaging new scholarship tracing the 400-year history of gift-giving between Britain and India’s royal courts, this will be the first time many of these works have been published.

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280 x 220 mm 256 pages Approx. 200 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 45 4 £35.00 June 2018 is Catalogue Project Assistant, Royal Collection Trust. EMILY HANNAM

EMMA STUART is

Senior Curator of Books and Manuscripts, Royal Collection Trust. Accompanies the major exhibition opening at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, in June 2018


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Shadows of War Roger Fenton’s Photographs of the Crimea, 1855 Sophie Gordon In March 1855 Roger Fenton, a former solicitor and founding member of what is now known as the Royal Photographic Society, travelled to the war-torn Crimea to capture the brutality of war through the medium of photography. The Royal Collection has the most important holding of Fenton’s work in the world, with some 350 of his photographs of the Crimean conflict. This new publication brings all these images together and highlights the impact that such images had on those back in Britain, seeing in them the realities of war documented in pictures for the first time.

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265 x 210 mm 256 pages Approx. 250 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 38 6 £35.00 August 2017 is Senior Curator of Photographs, Royal Collection Trust, and has published widely on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century photography including, most recently for Royal Collection Trust, Cairo to Constantinople: Francis Bedford’s Photographs of the Middle East (2013). SOPHIE GORDON

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Art & Power

Art & Power

Charles II Art & Power Edited by Rufus Bird and Olivia Fryman The Restoration era of the British monarchy covers the reigns of Charles ii (1660–85) and James ii (1685–8). This publication focuses on the art and culture of the Restoration court at this time, including the development of an ‘English baroque’ and the use of court ritual and art (especially decorative art) by both monarchs. This sumptuously illustrated book showcases the replacement crown jewels made for the coronation of Charles ii in 1661, his collection of Italian Old Master paintings, drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and the spectacular furnishings of the palaces of Whitehall and St James’s.

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270 x 235 mm 496 pages Over 400 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 44 7 £49.95 December 2017 is Deputy Surveyor of The Queen’s Works of Art, Royal Collection Trust. RUFUS BIRD

is Exhibition Assistant Curator, Royal Collection Trust. OLIVIA FRYMAN

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The follow-up to the bestseller A Royal Cookbook: Seasonal recipes from Buckingham Palace

Royal Teas Seasonal recipes from Buckingham Palace Mark Flanagan 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. This elegant recipe book also tells the story of the local and 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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200 x 200 mm 120 pages 100 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 33 1 £14.95 May 2017 is the Royal Chef to Her Majesty The Queen. He is the author of A Royal Cookbook: Seasonal recipes from Buckingham Palace (2014). MARK FLANAGAN


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‘Luxuriously photographed.’ Patricia Treble, Maclean’s ‘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

A Royal Cookbook Seasonal recipes from Buckingham Palace Mark Flanagan and Edward Griffiths The first-ever cookbook to be written from within the royal kitchens, this stylish publication, written by the Royal Chef, enables the reader to re-create 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. The book 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. Winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

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‘The ordinary made extraordinary.’ Rachel CampbellJohnston, The Times

Masters of the Everyday Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer Desmond Shawe-Taylor and Quentin Buvelot Dutch artists of the seventeenth century were unparalleled in their dedication to depicting ordinary people carrying out everyday tasks. Genre painting was the pre-eminent expression of this devotion, 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 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.

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289 x 233 mm 176 pages Over 150 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 19 5 £29.95 French and Dutch rights sold is Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures, Royal Collection Trust. His previous publications include The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy 1714-1760 (2014) and Dutch Landscapes (2010). DESMOND SHAWE-TAYLOR

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‘Perhaps the most thought-provoking show in this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival.’ Daily Telegraph

Scottish Artists 1750–1900 From Caledonia to the Continent Deborah Clarke and Vanessa Remington 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 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 George iii, and later figures such as Sir Francis Grant, David Roberts, John Phillip, Alexander Nasmyth and James Giles.

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210 x 210 mm 208 pages 150 illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 20 1 £19.95 DEBORAH CLARKE is

Senior Curator, Palace of Holyroodhouse, and has written widely on the history of the Palace. is Senior Curator of Paintings, Royal Collection Trust. She is the author of Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden (2015) and Victorian Miniatures in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen (2010). VANESSA REMINGTON


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This best-selling title returns to coincide with the BBC’s landmark series Planet Earth II

Amazing Rare Things The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery Sir David Attenborough, Susan Owens, Martin Clayton and Rea Alexandratos In Amazing Rare Things, Sir David Attenborough explores the art of natural history. With expert curators from the Royal Library, he examines the contributions of four great artists and one pre-eminent collector to this era of extraordinary scientific advances. Beautifully illustrated with a selection of exquisite drawings and watercolours by Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Marshal, Maria Sibylla Merian and Mark Catesby; and with works collected by Cassiano dal Pozzo, this book examines the engagement between art and nature, from Renaissance Italy to the New World of the Americas. A unique and fascinating book, which shines a light on the role of artists in our exploration of the natural world.

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245 x 195 mm 224 pages 160 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 902163 46 8 ÂŁ19.95 September 2016 SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH has

brought the wonders of the natural world to an international audience through his award-winning books and broadcasts for more than 60 years. was Assistant Curator of the Print Room, Royal Collection Trust. SUSAN OWENS

is Head of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Trust. MARTIN CLAYTON

is Project Co-ordinator for the Cassiano dal Pozzo Catalogue Project. REA ALEXANDRATOS


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‘Every page of this book is a history lesson. If you are an admirer of Merian’s work, this book provides you the opportunity to study her paintings up close… If this is your first introduction to Merian and her contributions to entomology and natural history art, this book is sure to turn you into a fan of this fearless and passionate naturalist.’ Art Planet Today

Maria Merian’s Butterflies Kate Heard with contributions by Dr George McGann 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 that she encountered, aiming to explore the life-cycle 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. Many are luxury versions of the plates of the Metamorphosis, partially printed and partially hand painted onto vellum by the artist herself. More than 300 years after they were made, these meticulous, brilliant works celebrate a woman whose art and story are enduringly popular.

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190 x 150 mm 192 pages 150 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 31 7 £14.95 German rights sold 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. KATE HEARD

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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

Painting Paradise The Art of the Garden Vanessa Remington Introduction by Sir Roy Strong with contributions by Sally Goodsir

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290 x 275 mm 312 pages Over 300 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 08 9 £45.00 German rights sold is Senior Curator of Paintings, Royal Collection Trust. VANESSA REMINGTON

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.

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‘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

High Spirits The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson Kate Heard Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

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260 x 280 mm 272 pages Over 200 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 905686 76 6 £24.95 is Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Trust. KATE HEARD

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 inherent 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.


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A celebration of two unique royal milestones – the longest reign in British history and the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen

Long to Reign Over Us Official 90th Birthday Album Leah Kharibian Introduction by Jane Roberts

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200 x 200 mm 120 pages Over 250 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 28 7 ÂŁ14.95 LEAH KHARIBIAN is

On the afternoon of 9 September 2015 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ii became the longest reigning British monarch. She surpassed the previous record, held by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years, 7 months and 2 days. In April 2016, The Queen also celebrated her momentous 90th birthday. 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 these unique royal milestones.

an independent art historian and writer. She is the author of Passionate Patrons: Victoria & Albert and the Arts (2010). is former Royal Librarian and Curator of the Print Room, Royal Collection Trust, and author of Queen Elizabeth ii: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration (2012). JANE ROBERTS


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‘A delightful children’s story.’ Majesty Magazine

The Birthday Crown Written by Davide Cali and illustrated by Kate Slater The Queen has a special birthday coming up and she must find the perfect birthday crown to wear for the occasion. Presented with an array of fantastical options, what special, one-of-a-kind crown will she pick for this momentous day? Published to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday in April 2016, this enchanting story of the search for the ideal crown is beautifully illustrated using a 3D cut-paper collage technique, uniquely bringing the story and a cast of charming characters to life.

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275 x 210 mm 32 pages ISBN 978 1 909741 39 3 £12.95 DAVIDE CALI is

a Swiss-born Italian writer of picture books and graphic novels, primarily for children and young adults. He has won 33 prizes for children’s literature since 2001. KATE SLATER is

a freelance illustrator, author and designer-maker. She graduated from Kingston University in 2008 and since then her work has appeared in six exhibitions.


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An enchanting children’s story written by a real princess, with illustrations created from Queen Victoria’s own hand-coloured paper dolls

The Adventures of Alice Laselles By Alexandrina Victoria, aged 10¾ A children’s story written and illustrated by Queen Victoria Introduction by Jacqueline Wilson

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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 10¾. 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.


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Chinese and Japanese Works of Art In the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen John Ayers The Royal Collection includes some of the most historically important examples of eastern arts now in the western world. This publication presents a rich cross-section of the porcelains, jades, lacquers 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.

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300 x 245 mm 1,168 pages 2,400 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 905686 49 0 £150.00 November 2016 JOHN AYERS is

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Windsor Castle A Thousand Years of a Royal Palace Edited by Steven Brindle 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 a hundred 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. Not only is the book richly illustrated with historical 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 most historic building has changed and evolved over 13 centuries.

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European Silver in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen kathryn jones

European Silver In the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen Kathryn Jones This catalogue raisonné is the first study of this area of the Royal Collection for more than a hundred years. Extensive research has uncovered much new information relating to the European silver in the Collection since the last publication on the subject in the early twentieth century. The catalogue discusses more than 350 objects of pre-twentiethcentury silver made in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Russia, with a smaller collection of pieces from Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal and the Austro-Hungarian empire. An introduction on the history of collecting European silver is followed by catalogue entries on silver objects used for dining and drinking, tea, coffee and chocolate wares; toilet services; desk accessories and church plate. Highlights include the German Kunstzkammer objects acquired by George iv, and items formerly belonging to Napoleon which have subsequently entered the Royal Collection.

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300 x 245 mm 552 pages Approx. 700 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 37 9 £95.00 Autumn 2017 is Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, Royal Collection Trust, and author of For the Royal Table: Dining at the Palace (2008). KATHRYN JONES


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‘Quite apart from the texts, which are as uncompromisingly extensive, thorough and detailed as anyone could hope for, Arms and Armour in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen: European Amour is gorgeous visually.’ Tobias Capwell, The Art Newspaper

Arms & Armour In the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen European Armour A.V.B. Norman and Ian Eaves This volume on the Royal Collection’s European armour provides the first catalogue of this substantial and important collection for more than a hundred years. Highlights include the famous set of armour made for Henry viii around 1540, the exceptionally beautiful armour made for Henry, Prince of Wales, around 1608 and specially commissioned reconstruction drawings of several important pieces.

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300 x 245 mm 544 pages Approx. 500 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 905686 48 3 £95.00 The late A.V.B. NORMAN was a renowned historian of arms and armour, ending his career as Master of the Royal Armouries. is a former Keeper of Armour at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London. IAN EAVES


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Dutch Pictures In the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen Sir Christopher White This completely updated and revised edition of Sir Christopher White’s catalogue of the Dutch paintings in the Royal Collection, first published in 1982, integrates colour illustrations with the catalogue entries and incorporates the latest scholarship and research in this area.

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300 x 245 mm 576 pages 360 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 905686 46 9 £95.00 is a noted art historian specialising in the Dutch baroque and a former Director of The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London and of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. SIR CHRISTOPHER WHITE


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French Porcelain

Victorian Miniatures

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Vanessa Remington

‘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

‘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

Apollo Magazine Book of the Year 2010 HARDBACK | 3 VOLUMES

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Castiglione Lost Genius Timothy J. Standring and Martin Clayton A ground-breaking reassessment, the first in more than 20 years, of Castiglione’s life and works. 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. This publication showcases 90 of the finest of the works housed in the Royal Library, and discusses them in the context of important new archival research on the artist’s turbulent career and reputation.

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260 x 280 mm 176 pages Over 130 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 905686 77 3 £29.95 is the Gates Foundation Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Denver Art Museum and the leading authority on the works of Castiglione. TIMOTHY J. STANDRING

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In Fine Style

Cairo to Constantinople

The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion

Francis Bedford’s photographs of the Middle East

Anna Reynolds This fascinating book celebrates the world of high fashion in the Tudor and Stuart periods. 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. ‘Both a pleasure to read and likely to be of great practical value.’ Karen Hearn, Burlington Magazine ‘A faultless and lavishly illustrated catalogue.’ Bendor Grosvenor, Art History News

Sophie Gordon Introduction by John McCarthy with contributions from Badr El Hage and Alessandro Nasini 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. This beautifully illustrated book documents that journey. ‘A sumptuous new record of [Francis Bedford’s] work on the royal journey.’ Colin Thubron, New York Review of Books

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290 x 275 mm 300 pages Over 320 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 905686 44 5 £45.00 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. DOWNLOAD

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260 x 280 mm 256 pages Over 220 colour illustrations Maps, biography, chronology, bibliography and index ISBN 978 1 905686 18 6 £35.00


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The Queen’s Diamonds

Diamonds

Sir Hugh Roberts

A Jubilee Celebration

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 both stones of international importance and items of great historical significance, and will be a standard work of reference on diamond jewellery for many years to come. ‘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

Caroline de Guitaut Reprinted to celebrate two royal milestones, the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth ii in 2012 and her 90th birthday in 2016, this accessible history explores the use of diamonds in works of art of all kinds, from personal and official jewellery and regalia to precious boxes and ceremonial swords. It examines the special qualities of diamonds and the royal uses to which they have been put throughout the centuries; and includes newly commissioned photography in close-up detail of each piece. A beautifully illustrated publication providing an introduction to a magnificent royal inheritance. HARDBACK

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315 x 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

200 x 200 mm 120 pages 105 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 905686 42 1 £12.95


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Gold

The Queen’s Dolls’ House

Kathryn Jones, Lauren Porter and Jennifer Scott

Lucinda Lambton

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-year-old 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. HARDBACK WITH SLIPCASE

215 x 215 mm 120 pages Over 100 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 10 2 £16.95

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. HARDBACK

200 x 200 mm 132 pages Over 180 illustrations ISBN 978 1 905686 26 1 £12.95 German rights sold


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Dressing the Queen

Treasures from the Royal Archives

Angela Kelly

Pamela Clark, Julie Crocker, Allison Derrett, Laura Hobbs and Jill Kelsey

Open a door to the very private world of the Dressers’ Floor at Buckingham Palace, as Angela Kelly, Personal Adviser and Senior Dresser to Her Majesty The Queen, takes the reader through the process of creating a wardrobe for The Queen. HARDBACK

297 x 233 mm 144 pages Over 250 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 905686 74 2 £24.95 German rights sold

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. HARDBACK

257 x 210 mm 256 pages Over 200 colour illustrations ISBN 978 1 909741 04 1 £29.95 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.


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The Royal Portrait

The Northern Renaissance

Image and Impact

Dürer to Holbein

Jennifer Scott

Kate Heard and Lucy Whitaker

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.

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.

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253 x 210 mm 200 pages 180 colour illustrations Endnotes, bibliography and index ISBN 978 1 905686 13 1 £24.95

‘Stunning reproductions… a brilliant overview’ K.E. Staab, Choice PAPERBACK

290 x 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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