Court, Country, City

British Art and Architecture, 1660–1735

Edited by Mark Hallett, Nigel Llewellyn, and Martin Myrone

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June 20, 2016
544 pages, 6 3/4 x 9 7/8
194 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300214802
Hardcover

Distributed for the Yale Center for British Art

The late 17th and early 18th centuries saw profound changes in Britain and in its visual arts. This volume provides fresh perspectives on the art of the late Stuart and early Georgian periods, focusing on the concepts, spaces, and audiences of court, country, and city as reflected in an array of objects, materials, and places. The essays discuss the revolutionary political and economic circumstances of the period, which not only forged a new nation-state but also provided a structural setting for artistic production and reception. Contributions from nineteen authors and the three editors cover such diverse topics as tapestry in the age of Charles II and painting in the court of Queen Anne; male friendship portraits; mezzotint and the exchange between painting and print; the interpretation of genres such as still life and marine painting; the concept of remembered places; courtly fashion and furnishing; the codification of rules for painting; and the development of aesthetic theory.

Mark Hallett is director of studies at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. Nigel Llewellyn is former head of research and Martin Myrone is lead curator, pre-1800 British art, at Tate Britain.

“A rich inquiry on late seventeenth and early eighteenth-century visual arts . . . beautifully printed with stellar illustrations.”—Rebecca Kohn, ARLIS/NA Reviews

Court, Country, City. . . is a valuable anthology of articles on the English art of this era.”—Agnes Haigh Widder, Historians of British Art
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Mark Hallett

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A Catalogue Raisonné

Mary Bennett

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Reynolds
Portraiture in Action

Mark Hallett

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George Romney
A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings

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Edited by Joanna Marschner with David Bindman and Lisa L.

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Building Conservation and the Arts and Crafts Cult of Authenticity, 1877-1939

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After Sir Joshua
Essays on British Art and Cultural History

Richard Wendorf

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The Evolution of English Collecting
The Reception of Italian Art in the Tudor and Stuart Periods

Edited and introduced by Edward Chaney

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Notorious Muse
The Actress in British Art and Culture 1776–1812

Edited by Robyn Asleson

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Those Delightful Regions of Imagination
Essays on George Romney

Edited by Alex Kidson

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