Release date: 27th November 2013
Published by: D Giles Ltd
ISBN No: 978 1907804236
This beautifully illustrated volume showcases over 70 exquisite pieces from the Cleveland Museum of Art's internationally important collection of British portrait miniatures which range in date from the 17th to the 19th century. It features the work of leading miniaturists, including Nicholas Hilliard, Isaac Oliver, Samuel Cooper, as well as an extensive collection of miniatures by Richard Cosway, much of it shown here for the first time. Author Cory Korkow includes new research about the artists, sitters and owners of these precious miniatures. Each is accompanied by a detailed catalogue entry including notes on both the work and biographical information on the artist, as well as a dramatic full-page colour plate. Supplementary illustrations show the front and back of the miniatures to scale, which, along with numerous conservation photographs, index of artists allows this stunning collection to be studied in detail for the first time. The volume also includes an index of artists.
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