The Suffolk Collection
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        Publication Date

        15 Oct 2012

        Summary

        This book tells the story of a collection of paintings that belonged to the earls of Suffolk and Berkshire prior to being gifted to the nation in 1974. This lavishly illustrated book includes full catalogue entries for all the items in the collection and provides a fascinating insight into the collection and its history.
        9920584
        9920584

        Main Summary

          This book tells the story of a collection of paintings that belonged to the earls of Suffolk and Berkshire prior to being gifted to the nation in 1974.

          The paintings date from the late 16th century to the late 19th century and are made up of family portraits, royal portraits and old masters. The collection contains significant, early, full-length English portraits which depict a fascinating family history in the Jacobean times and key personalities of that period.

          This lavishly illustrated book includes full catalogue entries for all the items in the collection. It explores the Suffolk Collection from a number of points of view – with contributions from leading specialists in their field – and reassesses the identities of the sitters, considers the artists, their context, the society and family history at the different times, as well as discussing in detail the costume represented and the physical condition of the paintings. Together, the chapters provide a fascinating insight into the collection and its history.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Laura Houliston

          Author Information

          Laura Houliston is Curator of Collections at The Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood House

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          276mm

          Number of Illustrations

          300

          Number of Pages

          344

          ISBN

          9781848020801

          Contents

            Acknowledgements

            Foreword

            Note to readers

            1. Introduction

            2. The full-length portrait in early 17th-century Britain

            3. The representation of dress

            4. ‘All that glitters …’: William Larkin’s painting materials and techniques, c 1609-19

            5. The later Stuart portraits

            Catalogue

            Appendices

            Bibliography

            Works in the Suffolk Collection

            Index

            Reviews

              "There is much that is useful and interesting ..."
              Elizabeth Goldring
              The Burlington Magazine