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Portrait of the Artist
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Portrait of the Artist

Anna Reynolds, Lucy Peter and Martin Clayton

ISBN 978 1 909741 32 4
Hardback, 254 × 200 mm, 240 pages
Over 150 colour illustrations

The first publication to focus on images of artists from within the Royal Collection, Portrait of the Artist not only features portraits by world renowned artists, but also examines a range of themes played out within these works, from the cult of the artist to the symbolism evoked through images of the artist’s studio. It looks at the role of the monarch in commissioning, collecting and displaying portraits, as well as the changing status of the artist, and how this is portrayed both in the physical works and in the relationships between artist and patron. 

This sumptuously illustrated book contains a fascinating array of paintings, works on paper, photographs and decorative arts by artists, including Rubens, Gentileschi, Rembrandt, Reynolds and Freud. 

The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.