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Bann, Stephen
Painting history : Delaroche and Lady Jane Grey / Stephen Bann and Linda Whiteley ; with John Guy, Christopher Riopelle and Anne Robbins
London : National Gallery Company ; [New Haven] : Distributed by Yale University Press, c2010
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 4th Floor  ND553.D35 A4 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject Delaroche, Paul, 1797-1856. Execution of Lady Jane Grey -- Exhibitions
Delaroche, Paul, 1797-1856 -- Exhibitions
Grey, Jane, Lady, 1537-1554 -- Portraits -- Exhibitions
Subject(s) Painting, French -- 19th century -- Exhibitions
History in art -- Exhibitions
Physical Description 168 p. : col. ill. ; 23 x 25 cm
Note "This catalogue is published to accompany the exhibition 'Painting History: Delaroche and Lady Jane Grey' the National Gallery, London, 24 February to 23 May 2010."--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-165) and index
Contents The story of Lady Jane Grey / John Guy -- Lost and found / Christopher Riopelle -- The sense of the past / Linda Whiteley -- The victim as spectacle: Paul Delaroche's 'Lady Jane Grey' and Mademoiselle Anaïs / Stephen Bann -- Paul Delaroche: chronology / Anne Robbins
Note This book presents "The Execution of Lady Jane Grey" with other major history paintings and preparatory sketches that made Delaroche's reputation during his lifetime. The authors also discuss varied visual and cross-cultural influences such as popular prints and theatre on his particular approach to depicting English history. Other inspirations are outlined, including the recent discovery that the probable model for Lady Jane Grey was a well-known Parisian actress, thus shedding further light on Delaroche's interest in theatre. This study is complemented by an essay by John Guy, the distinguished Tudor historian, who outlines the short life of Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England for nine days, and the development of her enduring mythical status as an innocent martyr
Alternate Author Whiteley, Linda
Guy, John, 1949-
Riopelle, Christopher
Robbins, Anne
National Gallery (Great Britain)

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