New book: “Portraits of the English Civil Wars”

I’ve just been alerted to a new picture book via Bendor Grosvenor’s Art History News blog.  Quite aside from the very fitting image of a Dobson on the front, this definitely looks like one for the 17th century art lover’s book shelf!

Book English Civil Wars

Written by Old Master dealer Angus Haldane and published by Unicorn Press, the site’s blurb tells us:

“This book provides insight and perspective about the lives, vanities, and relationships of those who fought in the English Civil Wars through the filter of portraiture, much of it painted as conflict raged.”

Price £18.75 through the publisher here: Unicorn Press

I can’t wait to read this!

 

 

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  1. Oooh! I’ll have to check it out.

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  2. Susanne

     /  July 11, 2017

    The paintings are gorgous and the book well worth the price considering the quality of the reproductions. Although the text about my favourite Cavalier (which, of course, was the first bit I read) leaves something to be desired. Old and stereotypical stuff.

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    • That sort of thing is so annoying … who was it, Susanne?

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      • Susanne

         /  July 11, 2017

        Robert le Diable!

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      • I wondered if it would be him! I can just imagine the old tripe being trotted out. Same thing happens with my main man of the era across the Channel. Dire 19th century nonsense still being rehashed.

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      • Susanne

         /  July 11, 2017

        Now who may that be?

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      • Louis XIII! 🙂

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      • Susanne

         /  July 11, 2017

        NICE!!!!

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      • We have excellent taste in handsomedarklonghairedroyal men!

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      • Susanne

         /  July 11, 2017

        They don’t have to be Royal. I must admit to be carrying a torch for John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee, aka Bonnie Dundee. He was indeed bonnie. Probably the most beautiful man in the 17th Century (that is – according to your truly).

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      • The whole look of high French and English fashion for men from about, oh, 1630 to the 1690s is the height of male beauty for me.

        Bonnie Dundee and his kinsman the Great Marquis of Montrose are definitely on my list too.

        ::fans self::

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  3. It will be interesting for me to see what he says about Dobson. Until I can get my book read by every art historian in the land (oh how I wish!!) they’ll no doubt carry on peddling the same old regurgitated spiel. Still, the pictures will be worth the gritted teeth! 😉

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