Charles II: Art and Power

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Edited by Rufus Bird and Martin Clayton.

Examining the reigns of Charles II (1660–85) and James II (1685–8), this sumptuously illustrated book focuses on the art and culture of the Restoration court. From the development of an ‘English baroque’ to the use of court ritual and decorative art objects, the authors explore the themes of power and passion during the reigns of these monarchs.

This beautiful publication not only showcases the replacement Crown Jewels, made for the coronation of Charles II in 1661, but also includes 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.


27 × 23.5 cm.

464 pages with over 400 colour illustrations.

ISBN 978 1 909741 44 7

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