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Painter to the King

(2018)
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This is a portrait of Diego Velazquez, from his arrival at the court of King Philip IV of Spain, to his death 38 years and scores of paintings later. It is a portrait of a relationship that is not quite a friendship, between an artist and his subject. It is a portrait of a ruler, always on duty, and increasingly burdened by a life of public expectation and repeated private grief. And it is a portrait of a court collapsing under the weight of its own excess.

Unfolding through series of masterly set-pieces and glancing sketches, this is a novel of brilliance, imagination and sheer style -- about what is shown and what is seen, about art and life.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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April 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Painter to the King
Author(s): Amy Sackville
ISBN: 1-78378-390-7 / 978-1-78378-390-8 (UK edition)
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Title: Painter to the King
Author(s): Amy Sackville
ISBN: 1-78378-392-3 / 978-1-78378-392-2 (UK edition)
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April 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: Painter to the King
Author(s): Amy Sackville
ISBN: 1-78378-460-1 / 978-1-78378-460-8 (UK edition)
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April 2018 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Painter to the King
Author(s): Amy Sackville
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