1600 - 1870, edited by David Bindman, covers the period often considered the Golden Age of British art. The establishment of a modern Britain and its relations with Europe and beyond provide a focus for this volume, which examines the work of artists from Van Dyck to Turner, from Hilliard to Blake and from Reynolds to the Pre-Raphaelites.
Tracing the story of what is often considered the 'Golden Age' of British art, David Bindman and an array of international experts tell the story of art in Britain from the post-Reformation period through to the birth of the modern era. The momentous changes that shook Britain - from the Civil Wars to the emergence of the British Empire - all had their effects on its art and culture. With clarity and incisive scholarship, leading authorities offer a new appreciation of the work of artists ranging from Van Dyck to Turner, from Hilliard to Blake, and from Reynolds to the Pre-Raphaelites.