Auteur(s): Jerry Brotton
Uitgave: paperback, Engelstalig
Aantal bladzijden: 418
Uitgever: Macmillan, London
1e Druk, Jaartal: 2006
Afmetingen: 206 x 146 x 32 mm
Gewicht: 560 g + 130 g (verpakking) = 690 g
The sale of the Late King’s goods – Jerry Brotten
During his reign, Charles I assemblad an array of paintings by europe’s great masters that lays claim to being the finest private art collection ever to exist. After his death, the collection was solt off to raise money for Cromwell’s new regime, resulting in a world where diplomats doubled as art dealers, and ordinary working people (includingthe king’s plumber) became owners of priceless works of art.
The sale of the late king’s goods is Jerry Brotton’s dazzling and authoritatieve account of the formation and dispersal of the collection and paints a vivid portrait of a king and his decadent court, set againts the backdrop of political conflict and civil war in turbulent revolutionary London.