1969. Item #A3781
Strong, Roy. The English Icon: Elizabethan & Jacobean Portraiture. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul for The Paul Mellon Foundation for British Art, 1969. 388p, over 400 ills., including many tipped-in color pls. Very good hardcover (top fore-edges lightly foxed) in very good d.j. (small tears to top edges). ** A very important pioneering study, which discovered and identified many long forgotten or unknown English easel portrait painters from ca. 1540 to ca. 1620. With a catalogue of over 360 works, arranged by artist. Beautifully produced; the tipped-in plates are crisp and uncreased. In the Studies in British Art series. (Arntzen-Rainwater M284) Large and heavy; shipping/handling may be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.