The painter Claude Monet spent his early twenties as a soldier in French North Africa, yet none of his works or writings from this period survive. Jeffrey Meyers pieces together a portrait of the artist as a young man.
Goya lived from 1746 to 1828; Douglas Hilt describes how the artist's vigorous work ranges in subject from Court-paintings to the misfortunes of Unreason and War.
In British theatrical history, writes Joanna Richardson, the famous Kemble line has an almost unequalled record of achievement.
Early associated with midland Collieries, writes E.M. Howe, the Beaumont family later became generous patrons of art.
Joanna Richardson portrays one of the greatest of nineteenth-century pictorial journalists, Constantin Guys; a remarkably perceptive artist, to whom Charles Baudelaire consecrated his most famous work in prose.
‘I sought in the Balzac...’ wrote the artist, ‘to represent in sculpture that which was not photographic... to imitate not only form but also life itself’. By Michael Greenhalgh.
Elka Schrijver tells the story of the artists who followed the Dutch East India Company to modern day Indonesia.