'An excellent book' --Laura Cumming, The Guardian
'The book packs quite a punch, being small in size but crammed full of ideas, images, thoughts and comparisons, all tumbling out at the reader, yet expressed in the most lucid and elegant prose.' --Cassone
About the Author
Alexander Sturgis is Director of the Holburne Museum in Bath and was previously a curator at the National Gallery in London. Portraiture has been one of his abiding interests and the subject of a number of books he has written and exhibitions he has curated including 'Faces' (National Gallery, 1998) and 'Rebels and Martyrs: the Image of the Artist in the Nineteenth Century' (NG 2005). He lives outside Bath with his wife Anna and their three children.