Charles i king and collector book
Charles I: King and collector | Daniel Johnson | StandpointEarly and late Renaissance art, Baroque art, portraits, allegories, Roman art, statues and medallions, tapestries, beautiful pictures of the king and his family — these works were amassed over a period of nearly 25 years, from the moment Charles was crowned in to his execution in Agents did all the work, something like modern dealers, part hustler and part connoisseur, always a bit doubtful if they would ever be paid. Charles is the focus either directly or indirectly. This multi-part Renaissance masterpiece consists of nine enormous canvases that depict a victory procession culminating in a scene of chariots and elephants. Charles acquired it as part of a job lot from the House of Gonzaga in Lombardy. It was a last-minute addition and he had no idea it was coming.
The Royal Academy is to reassemble the art collection of Charles I
The rest is history. Great leaders like to demonstrate their power. These days, it tends to be shows of military might and grand parades of state of the art weaponry. But behind the austere painted faces of the king and court, there is another story to be told. Reuniting works for the first time in years, it captures a singular moment in British history — as an unscrupulous king created arguably the most impressive art collection in the world, while ostracising his parliament and people and catapulting himself on to the scaffold. He was descended from the Bourbons through his mother, his court spoke in French, he was determined to create a unity between his three kingdoms of Scotland, England and Ireland and to marry his children into powerful courts of Europe.
View Larger Image. Ask Seller a Question. Title: Charles I: King and Collector. Publisher: Royal Academy of Arts. From Titian to Rembrandt, King Charles I owned one of the most stupendous art collections ever assembled.
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J ust for a moment the tapestry of grandeur parts to reveal the brutal truth. Armies clash on an English field in a chaos of smoke and horses. From under a furled flag peers the grey, dead face of the monster Medusa, snakes writhing on her severed head. This hideous face and the armies behind it suggest all is not well with the British monarchy. Still barely a teenager when this was painted in the early s, he is portrayed by William Dobson with the proud bearing of a war leader. The painting prophesies that he will become a fearsome fighter.