STRONG BOX: Thirty Portraits of Roy Strong Signed & Numbered


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STRONG BOX: Thirty Portraits of Roy Strong Signed & Numbered

JOHN SWANNELL    Book Number: 86881    Product format: Hardback

Magnificently presented in a 10½" x 11" navy linen-covered strong box is a clothbound book with tipped-in illustration to the front of a SIGNED limited edition of 250 numbered copies of a rather extraordinary art book. Our review copy is numbered 047 and there is a tipped in dual signature slip by Roy Strong and John Swannell. Very cleverly and with playful connoisseurship, here is a celebration of the life of Sir Roy Strong. With flashes of tongue-in-cheek wit, with the distinguished photographer John Swannell, Roy Strong has spent five years reinventing himself as historical characters from famous portraits. Ranging from Henry VIII to Toulouse Lautrec, from Rasputin to President Lincoln, he appears as a Yeoman of the Guard, an Elizabethan poet in the manner of Nicolas Hillyard, a cavalier after Franz Hals, a recruiting officer after the poster of Lord Kitchener, pictured in a forest on a penny farthing complete with silk top hat, as a Renaissance prince after Piero della Francesca, and in that famous photograph of Isambard Kingdom Brunel in front of the huge chains. Only you have to look twice because the face in the actual photograph in every single one of these pastiches is that of the former Director of the nation's greatest collection of portraits. It was produced to celebrate his 80th birthday, 30 extraordinary images together with diary entries relating to the stories behind the sittings. A Frances Lincoln quality art publication, sure to become collectable and in limited stocks, so hurry your order.
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Published price: £80
Bibliophile price: £13.00


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ISBN 9780711237421
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