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The Tudors : art and majesty in Renaissance England

Elizabeth A. H. Cleland (Author), Adam Eaker (Author), Marjorie E. Wieseman (Author), Sarah Bochicchio (Author), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) (Host institution, Issuing body), Cleveland Museum of Art (Host institution), Legion of Honor (San Francisco, Calif) (Host institution)
Ruling successively from 1485 through 1603, the five Tudor monarchs changed England indelibly, using the visual arts to both legitimize and glorify their tumultuous rule-from Henry VII's bloody rise to power, through Henry VIII's breach with the Roman Catholic Church, to the reign of the "virgin queen" Elizabeth I. With incisive scholarship and sumptuous new photography, the book explores the politics and personalities of the Tudors, and how they used art in their diplomacy at home and abroad. Tudor courts were truly cosmopolitan, attracting artists and artisans from across Europe, including Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8-1543), Jean Clouet (ca. 1485-1540), and Benedetto da Rovezzano (1474-1552). At the same time, the Tudors nurtured local talent such as Isaac Oliver (ca. 1565-1617) and Nicholas Hilliard (ca. 1547-1619) and gave rise to a distinctly English aesthetic that now defines the visual legacy of the dynasty. This book reveals the true history behind a family that has long captured the public imagination, bringing to life the extravagant and politically precarious world of the Tudors through the exquisite paintings, lush textiles, gleaming metalwork, and countless luxury objects that adorned their spectacular courts. Exhibition: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (3.10.2022-08.01.2023) / The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA (26.02-14.05.2023) / FAMSF, San Francisco , USA (24.06-24.09.2023)
Print Book, English, 2022
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2022
exhibition catalogs
352 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 x 25 cm
9781588396921, 1588396924
"This catalogue is published in conjunction with The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from October 3, 2022, to January 8, 2023; the Cleveland Museum of Art from February 26 to May 14, 2023; and the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, from June 24 to September 24, 2023."--Title page verso