Burlington Magazine - George Gower

September 2 2020

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Readers of The Burlington Magazine are in for a treat this month. A serious article has been published on the artist George Gower (c.1538-96), Serjeant Painter to Elizabeth I. Penned by Edward Town and Jessica David of the Yale Center for British Art, this article addresses lots of fascinating details particularly in regard to stylistic straits of the artist's work. Detailed technical analysis is presented, which certainly adds to the richness of our understanding in the way this artist worked. New attributions for well-known paintings have also been suggested, which is always a bold thing for an article to do. The attribution of Elizabethan portraiture has always raised lots of debate, particularly when faced with such a lack of primary source material.

If you're not a subscriber to the magazine you can purchase a PDF of the article for a mere £17.

A must read is the magazine's free-to-read editorial which gives comment on the National Trust's controversial proposed changes.

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