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British Portrait MiniaturesThe Cleveland Museum of Art

Published by GILES in association with the Cleveland Museum of Art

Add to Cart US$65.00

Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 296 pages, 280 x 240 mm, (9 ½ x 11 in)

Illustrations — 365 colour

Format — Hardback

Price — UK£40.00/US$65.00

ISBN — 978-1-907804-23-6

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Sales Points

"Cory Korkow’s meticulous research and exemplary analysis places Cleveland’s hitherto little-known collection of miniatures...into the front rank of American public collections." "Exceptional close-up photography"—Stephen Lloyd, The Burlington Magazine

"Extraordinary details"—Mark Horning, Examiner.com

A stunning new volume which takes a close look at over 70 exquisite British portrait miniatures from the Cleveland Museum of Art, ranging in date from the late 16th to the 19th century. Because of their fragility many of them are shown here for the first time.

About the Book

The Cleveland Museum of Art British portrait miniatures collection is world-renowned for its exceptional quality, and is one of the finest outside the Royal Collection and Victoria & Albert Museum in the UK. There are highlights from the work of all the leading miniaturists, including Nicholas Hilliard, Isaac Oliver, Samuel Cooper and Richard Cosway. Author Cory Korkow, a specialist in European art, includes new research about the artists, sitters and owners, stylistic analysis, as well as numerous conservation photos. New high-resolution details reveal these diminutive portraits as they have never been seen before, allowing the whole collection to be studied in detail for the first time.

This comprehensive book will appeal to dealers and collectors as well as the academic and scholarly market; much of the specialist information such as provenance, artists’ biographies, exhibition and sales information are included within the entry for ease of access. But the book’s appeal also lies in the particular charm of the miniature; as intimate objects to be admired up-close and turned in the hand, they are likenesses for private meditation and selective display. A study of portrait miniatures reveals personalities— their romances, heartbreaks, and comic vanities—as well as relationships between sitter and artist. This lavishly illustrated new volume,reveals the distinctive character of these enigmatic portraits.

About the Author(s)

Cory Korkow is Assistant Curator of European Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art.