WEST COUNTRY TO WORLD'S END: The South West in the Tudor Age


WEST COUNTRY TO WORLD'S END: The South West in the Tudor Age

SAM SMILES    Book Number: 83350    Product format: Paperback

Originally produced to accompany an exhibition reflecting the Tudor heritage of the area at the Royal Albert Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter, this depicts many of the miniatures, paintings and other art works of the period. The people of the South West of England are justly proud of their Tudor heritage, notably 'sea dogs' Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Ralegh and Sir John Hawkins, who sailed to 'World's End' in search of treasures and new lands. Thomas Bodley founded Oxford University's library, renamed the Bodleian. The five essays here cover topics including Sixteenth Century Decorative Art, Art in Britain between 1530 and 1620, Nicholas Hilliard, Maritime Activity and Exploration, and Education and Learning. Nicholas Hilliard was the most significant artists to emerge from Exeter. He was a miniaturist, who painted at least fifteen miniatures of Queen Elizabeth I, as well as many other notable people. Other art/craft forms include a description of the significant lace-making industry in Devon and Honiton Lace. Local craftsmen included plasterers, masons, carpenters, lacemakers and goldsmiths. With artefacts, paintings and documents from this opportunistic period in history. Softback, 114pp, colour illus.
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ISBN 9781907372520
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