Royal Splendor in the Enlightenment

Royal Splendor in the Enlightenment

Charles IV of Spain, Patron and Collector

Paperback288pp Illustrated286x235mm

9781616587321     Product Code: 508078


Charles IV (1748–1819) was an outstanding patron and collector, with a passionate interest in architecture, gardens, interior decoration and furniture as well as the fine arts. Accompanying an exhibition at Meadows Museum, Dallas, this volume offers an overview of the arts at the Bourbon court, with 82 exhibits ranging from royal portraits by Goya, the court painter, to furniture, porcelain and fabrics. The catalogue is accompanied by four essays, covering topics including Charles’s country houses, Goya and ‘silk fever’.