- Publisher National Galleries of Scotland
- Size 265 x 245mm
The Intimate Portrait: Drawings, Miniatures and Pastels from Ramsay to Lawrence
Stephen Lloyd and Kim Sloan
This book accompanies the first major British exhibition to focus on the more intimate types of Georgian and Regency portraiture.
Miniatures painted on ivory were worn as jewellery on the body or preserved in cabinets, pastels were protected under glass and within gilt frames. Drawn portraits were either framed and hung in family groups or kept in albums or portfolios to be shown to friends and family.
Intended for more private and personal domestic spaces these delicate portraits on paper and ivory also competed for space on the walls of the Royal Academy annual exhibitions.
Nearly two hundred beautiful but seldom seen examples, drawn from the collections of the National Galleries of Scotland and the British Museum, are discussed within thematic sections on self-portraiture, the depiction of family and friends, and the art of celebrity.
272pp | Paperback | 225 illustrations