|Title||:||The Early Italian Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen|
|Number of Pages||:||345 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Early Italian Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen Reviews
Lord, I see the name John Shearman and I can't control myself. How I could shell out the dough for these books back in the day is beyond me now. The book identifies this as a self-portrait by Raphael. The Hampton Court site says its portrait of a young man (1506-1513). If it is a self-portrait, it's evident how moving from Perugia to the big cities of Florence and Rome changed how Raphael wanted us to see himself. This is a very academic book steeped with bibliographies, notes, citations and details about pentimenti and provenance. For art history lovers only. The queen has a phenomenal renaissance and mannerist (in the best sense of the word) collection. For fun compare this http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/ega...with this http://www.virtualuffizi.com/uffizi1/... Gotta shovel the driveway, meet a friend for dinner and enjoy a kirtan with this guy: http://www.jaiuttal.com/main.htm It's going to be a great night...
I "love" this book. It appears to be the culmination of a life-time's study: it is lavishly illustrated and gives an immense number of references so that anyone beginning a study of the Renaissance would quickly establish all the "big names" and many of the small ones.But it did cost me £75 at a time when I had £75 to spend on a book.