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Holbein's Sir Thomas More
Holbein's Sir Thomas More
Mantel, Hilary, 1952-2018
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The Frick diptych series begins with the portrait of the humanist scholar Thomas More by the Renaissance painter Hans Holbein. This portrait of the "man for all seasons" is illuminated by Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon, who looks anew at both sitter and artist and their remarkable relationship, offering a thorough consideration of this much-praised likeness, its historical context, and its arrival at the Frick. The essay is paired with a piece by the historical novelist Hilary Mantel, whose contribution takes the form of a letter. The form is particularly apt-in some ways Holbein's career in England began with a letter, his letter of introduction from Erasmus, whom he had also painted.
Main title:
Holbein's Sir Thomas More / Hilary Mantel and Xavier F. Salomon.
Imprint:
New York : The Frick Collection, In association with D Giles Limited, 2018.
Collation:
72 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 24 cm.
Series title:
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 70-71) and index.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: A Letter to Thomas More, Knight / Hilary Mantel -- Holbein's Sir Thomas More / Xavier F. Salomon.
ISBN:
9781907804915
Dewey class:
709.2
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryArt and Craft709.2 MANAvailable
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