Kate Heard (Author) Lucy Whitaker (Author)
ISBN 978 1 905686 32 2
Hardback, 290 x 230 mm, 248 pages, 191 colour illustrations. Map, list of further reading and index.
This book discusses works by Albrecht Dürer and Hans Holbein – two of the greatest masters of the Northern Renaissance – together with a selection of paintings by Lucas Cranach. Encompassing portraiture, religion, mythology and allegory, these works are examined alongside others by such masters as François Clouet, Jan Gossaert and Joos van Cleve. Holbein’s superlative drawings of members of the court of Henry VIII can be seen side by side with finished paintings and miniatures of the same sitters, and this rich survey also includes illuminated manuscripts and early printed books.
Kate Heard is Curator of Prints and Drawings in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle. She has published on art and patronage in late medieval England and is the Deputy Editor of the Journal of the History of Collections. She recently contributed to Victoria & Albert: Art & Love (2010).
Lucy Whitaker is Senior Curator of Paintings at the Royal Collection. She has lectured and published widely on the paintings in the Royal Collection, most recently in Victoria & Albert: Art & Love (2010). She is co-author of The Art of Italy in the Royal Collection: Renaissance & Baroque (2007). She is currently cataloguing the French and German paintings in the Royal Collection.