We use cookies to provide essential features and services. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies .


Free Shipping Anywhere in the World

Shop over 1 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

The Sale of the Late King's Goods


Product Description
Product Details

Promotional Information

Shortlisted for the 2006 Samuel Johnson Prize, the critically acclaimed and dazzling account of the sale of Charles I's art collection, reissued to tie in with a major exhibition at the Royal Academy

About the Author

Jerry Brotton is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London. He is a regular broadcaster and critic as well the author of Renaissance Bazaar: From the Silk Road to Michelangelo, The Sale of the Late King's Goods: Charles I and his Art Collection (shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction and the Hessell-Tiltman History Prize) and the bestselling and award-winning A History of the World in Twelve Maps, which has been translated into twelve languages. He lives in London and Oxford.


Brotton has taken on a cracking good story, confidently snaking through the complicated politics of seventeenth-century European art-dealership, from Venice and the Low Countries to the Escorial and back into the side-streets of turbulent London and the thousand-odd rooms of Whitehall Palace. He beds this vast mass of convoluted activity with its great cast of characters from de Critz to Van Dyck - its rivalries, frauds, enthusiasms, bankruptcies, brinkmanship and U-turns - deeply into the political, social and artistic context of the time. This is no pillow book: that Brotton maintains his authorial grip on both the grand sweep and the elaborate detail while controlling the drive of his multi-layered narrative is a superb achievement -- Kate Colquhoun * Daily Telegraph *
Provocative . . . admirably researched and compellingly narrated -- Miranda Seymour * Sunday Times *
Jerry Brotton, a young historian with an enviable command of the secondary literature, both historical and art-historical, and a good understanding of the way objects and works of art assume ideological significance, has told the amazing story of Charles I's collection and its subsequent sale in full -- Charles Saumarez Smith * Literary Review *
Jerry Brotton holds a magnifying glass to the amassing of the royal collection and its later dispersal . . . bustles with fascinating detail * History Today *
Admirable * The Times *
Colourful * Observer *
Magnificent * Daily Express *

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » History » Modern » 17th Century
Home » Books » Arts & Photography » Art » History » General
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top