In the aftermath of their revolution, the French public turned to British history as a way of making sense of its recent past. French artist Paul Delaroche was particularly inspired by English subjects; his monumental work The Execution of Lady Jane Grey entranced French viewers, and remains today among the most popular paintings in Britain's National Gallery. This book examines the work closely, with full-page detail views, and places it in context with other well-known paintings and sketches by Delaroche, as well as works by other artists. Tudor historian John Guy outlines the short life of Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England for nine days, and the development of her enduring mythical status as an innocent martyr, powerfully dramatized in Delaroche's imagery.
Sayfa Sayısı: 168
Baskı Yılı: 2014
Yayınevi: National Portrait Gallery