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Tudor Art Books

In this week's Claire chats video, I talk about some of the art books I own and would recommend. Please do share in the comments below which books you would recommend to other Tudor Society members on art.

Book details:

  • Tudor & Jacobean Portraits, 2 volume set, by the National Portrait Gallery and edited by Roy Strong.
  • The English Renaissance Miniature by Roy Strong, published by Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1984.
  • Artists of the Tudor Court: Portrait Miniature Rediscovered, 1520-1620 by Roy Strong, published by Victoria & Albert Museum, 1983.
  • Hans Holbein the Younger, 1497/98-1543: Portraitist of the Renaissance, Royal Cabinet of Paintings Mauritshuis, 2003.
  • I also mentioned John North's The Ambassadors' Secret: Holbein and the World of the Renaissance, published by Phoenix, 2004.

Roland Hui's blog is well worth a visit, and art historian Bendor Grosvenor sometimes discusses Tudor art on his blog at

There are 4 comments Go To Comment

  1. A

    I LOVED this video! I need to get some of those books in future, the one about the Minature paintings is fascinating I must say! Thank you for sharing these with us!

    1. C - Post Author

      Thank you!

  2. R

    I love ‘Tudor and Jacobean Portraits’!

    I’m grateful a University library here has the set as it’s expensive to buy (even 2nd hand). I wish Roy Strong would do an updated version as there has been so much new research since1969 when it was originally published.

    1. C - Post Author

      Yes, an updated version would be brilliant.

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