Anna of Denmark: The Material and Visual Culture of the Stuart Courts, 1589-1619 (Studies in Design and Material Culture) (Hardcover)

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Approaching the Stuart courts through the lens of the queen consort, Anna of Denmark, this study is underpinned by three key themes: translating cultures, female agency and the role of kinship networks and genealogical identity for early modern royal women. Illustrated with a fascinating array of objects and artworks, the book follows a trajectory that begins with Anna's exterior spaces before moving to the interior furnishings of her palaces, the material adornment of the royal body, an examination of Anna's visual persona and a discussion of Anna's performance of extraordinary rituals that follow her life cycle. Underpinned by a wealth of new archival research, the book provides a richer understanding of the breadth of Anna's interests and the meanings generated by her actions, associations and possessions.

About the Author


Jemma Field is Associate Director of Research at the Yale Center for British Art
Product Details
ISBN: 9781526142498
ISBN-10: 152614249X
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: June 11th, 2020
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Studies in Design and Material Culture