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Clayton, Martin 1967-

Works: 126 works in 371 publications in 2 languages and 6,964 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Art  Pictorial works  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc  Catalogues raisonnés 
Roles: Author, Editor, wat, Other, Contributor
Classifications: NC257.L4, 741.945
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Most widely held works by Martin Clayton
Amazing rare things : the art of natural history in the age of discovery by David Attenborough( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the methods by which selected European artists, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Mark Catesby, portrayed the natural world during the Age of Discovery
Leonardo da Vinci : a singular vision by Martin Clayton( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproductions of 100 drawings by Leonardo da Vinci which are part of the Windsor Castle collection showing the wide range of interests and ideas held by the artist
Leonardo da Vinci : the anatomy of man : drawings from the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Martin Clayton( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), one of the greatest figures of the Italian Renaissance, is renowned not only for the artistic mastery of his painting and drawing but for the richness of his intellect and his insatiable curiosity about all aspects of the natural and man-made world. Leonardo was among the first artists to study human anatomy in great detail, and his anatomical drawings reveal him to be a gifted observer of the human body. He studied not only living men and women but cadavers, which he dissected with painstaking care in order to draw each vessel, muscle, and organ with ultimate precision. The Royal Library at Windsor Castle houses the finest private collection of drawings in the world, and its greatest treasure is a magnificent group of more than six hundred sheets by Leonardo. Reproduced here are forty-one of his finest anatomical drawings, incorporating countless studies and commentaries in the artist's hand. The sheets, dating from 1489 to c. 1513, show the remarkable evolution, of his drawing style as well as his anatomical knowledge. Images of great beauty and scientific interest, they herald Leonardo as one of the most accomplished artists in the history of anatomy
Leonardo da Vinci, anatomist by Leonardo( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers 87 of Da Vinci's finest and most important studies of the human body, with full scientific and art-historical explanations and discussions. Leonardo has long been recognised as one of the great artists of the Renaissance, but he was also a pioneer in the understanding of human anatomy. He dissected more than 30 human corpses, exploring every aspect of anatomy and physiology, and recorded his findings in drawings and notes that bear witness to his astonishing insights into the subject. He intended to publish his ground-breaking work in a treatise on anatomy, and had he done so his discoveries would have transformed European knowledge of the subject. But on Leonardo's death in 1519 the drawings remained a mass of undigested material among his private papers and their significance was effectively lost to the world for almost 400 years, and were almost unknown until 1900
Poussin : works on paper : drawings from the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Martin Clayton( Book )

23 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a catalogue of the drawings by Poussin and his circle in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle - one of the world's most important holdings of drawings by Poussin, with a provenance that goes back to the collections of the artist's friends and patrons. It accompanies a traveling exhibition of sixty-five Poussin drawings that will be seen at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, as part of the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of Poussin's birth
Raphael and his circle : drawings from Windsor Castle by Martin Clayton( Book )

22 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drawings of Raphael and his circle offer a unique view into the creative processes of this renowned artist. Sixty-eight of his most discussed and controversial studies of form, movement and detail from the collection at the Royal Library, Windsor Castle, are examined here by a leading scholar. Works by Raphael's masters such as Perugino, and his pupils including Giulio Romano, Perino del Vaga and Polidoro da Caravaggio are considered together -- examining the development of workshop methods, style and techniques -- and as individual works of art
Leonardo da Vinci : the divine and the grotesque by Martin Clayton( Book )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The pursuit of beauty and its opposite was one of the central themes of Leonardo da Vinci's life. This book looks in detail at 75 drawings of the divinely beautiful and the grotesquely ugly from the unrivalled collection preserved in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle." "In his introductory essay, Martin Clayton explores Leonardo's life-long urge to create such drawings. Individual entries then look at each of the selected works, placing them in the context of contemporary attitudes to beauty, notions of perfect proportion, popular images of the comically ugly, and accepted modes of artistic creation and social behaviour. Among the drawings are studies for Leonardo's masterpieces such as the Last Supper and Leda and the swan, imaginary heads drawn to capture the perfect profile, satirical grotesques, dissections of the head, portraits of Leonardo's associates, designs for masks and festival costumes and much else." "Leonardo's studies of heads are some of the most fascinating and idiosyncratic works ever produced by this archetypal genius. This is the first book to explore the subject fully. With 149 illustrations, 92 in colour."--BOOK JACKET
The art of Italy in the Royal Collection : Renaissance & Baroque by Lucy Whitaker( Book )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The earliest paintings in the book date from the beginning of the sixteenth century and include Giovanni Bellini's Portrait of a Young Man, Lorenzo Costa's Portrait of a Lady with a Lapdog, and the Portrait of a Man which has previously been attributed to Raphael. From the end of the seventeenth century is the series of twelve paintings on copper by Luca Giordano, illustrating the story of Cupid and Psyche. In between are works by Andrea del Sarto, Bronzino, Caravaggio, Correggio, Titian, Giulio Romano, Jacopa Bassano, Lorenzo Lotto, Palma Vecchio, Veronese, Parmigianino, Tintoretto, Annibale Carracci, Domenichino, Domenico Fetti, Orazio and Artemesia Gentileschi, Guido Reni, and Guercino; ranging in scale from small devotional paintings to large altarpieces, and from religious narratives to mythological subjects and portraiture."--Jacket
Castiglione : lost genius by Timothy J Standring( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Painter and printmaker Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609--64) was one of the most technically superb and innovative artists of the Italian Baroque. Although he is best known for his evocative etchings that reveal a mastery of light to rival that of Rembrandt and Van Dyck, he also redefined the drawing and printmaking genres through the introduction of his monotyping technique and was among the first to conceive of the oil sketch as a finished work. Sadly, Castiglione's prolific artistic output has been largely overshadowed by his turbulent character and troubled private life. With this lavishly illustrated biography, leading Castiglione scholar Timothy J. Standring and curator Martin Clayton and seek to restore to prominence this forgotten master of the Italian Baroque. Drawing on extensive new research into court records and other documents of the time, Standring and Clayton have reconstructed the artist's life, from his arrest for murder that led to the estrangement of his contemporaries and the loss of valuable patrons to his eventual decision to flee the region. The story of Castiglione's life and important new discoveries about his art are presented here alongside one hundred brilliant reproductions of his oil sketches ..."--Publisher description
Canaletto in Venice by Martin Clayton( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The images of Venice created by Canaletto (1697-1768) are among the best-loved and most fascinating of all 18th-century paintings. During his lifetime Canaleuto's paintings of the city of his birth found in immediate market amongst collectors, particularly the British nobility on the Grand Tour." "This books brings together 14 of Canaletto's dazzling paintings of the Grand Canal, and 71 of his drawings of Venice and the lagoon. It features fascinating studies of life in 18th-century Venice, from canal-side workshops to the bustling festivities of Ascension Day around St. Mark's Square, with the effects of sunlight, water and atmosphere exquisitely captured." "By setting these works against contemporary photographs of Venice, taken from the viewpoints used by the artist, this book explores how Canaletto manipulated familiar Venetian topography to create what have become the archetypal images of the most beautiful city in the world." "Includes an annotated map of the city, detailing Canaletto's viewpoints, and 159 illustrations, 121 in colour."--Jacket
Holbein to Hockney : drawings from the Royal Collection by Martin Clayton( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Royal Collection of drawings and watercolours, comprising around 40,000 items, has been formed over the last five centuries. The first drawings recorded in the collection, in 1547, were the portrait studies by Hans Holbein that are still among the treasures of the Royal Library; and the collection continues to grow, one of the most recent additions being a portrait of Lord Rothschild by David Hockney, presented by the artist in 2003. This book is a survey of the collection, illustrating its many strengths and explaining how it attained its distinctive form."--Jacket
Flora : the Aztec herbal by Martin Clayton( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume catalogues Cassiano dal Pozzo's copy of the Codex Cruz-Badianus, an Aztec herbal prepared for the son of the Viceroy of Mexico in 1552 and the earliest medical text to have survived from the New World. The original codex was presented to Cassiano's patron, Cardinal Francesco Barberini, during a papal legation to Spain in 1626, and was copied on the Cardinal's return to Rome for Cassiano's fellow members of the Accademia dei Lincei, who at that time were completing their own vast illustrated natural history of Central America." "Cassiano's copy of the Codex Cruz-Badianus is preserved in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle together with the larger surviving part of his 'Paper Museum', an encyclopaedic collection of prints and drawings of antiquities, architecture and natural history subjects, acquired by George III in 1762." "Each folio of the Windsor manuscript is reproduced here in colour together with full comparative illustrations of the Codex Cruz-Badianus. The Latin text is transcribed with a parallel English translation, and each of the 184 drawings of plants is analysed. The catalogue is preceded by general introductions to the Paper Museum and to the natural history drawings, and by two thematic essays: Luigi Guerrini discusses the Windsor copy in the context of the Lincei's researches into the natural history of the New World; and Alejandro de Avila reviews the current state of research into the original Codex Cruz-Badianus, including the fieldwork and linguistic researches in Mexico that are changing our understanding of the manuscript." "This book has 264 pages, 194 illustrations, including 184 in colour."--BOOK JACKET
Leonardo da Vinci : a curious vision by Martin Clayton( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tekeningen uit het bezit van de Royal Library, Windsor Castle
Portrait of the artist by Anna Reynolds( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first exhibition to focus on images of artists from within the Royal Collection, 'Portrait of the Artist' not only show-cases self-portraits by world-renowned artists including Rembrandt, Rubens, Artemisia Gentileschi, Lucian Freud and David Hockney but also features images of artists by their friends, relatives and pupils, including the most reliable surviving likeness of Leonardo da Vinci by his student, Francesco Melzi. Well-known self-portraits intended to advertise the artist's talents will be shown alongside more intimate and personal works. The exhibition will examine a range of themes played out within these objects, from the 'cult' of the artist to the symbolism evoked through images of the artist's studio. The changing status of the artist over the centuries is another theme and the way in this is conveyed, both in the physical works and in the relationships between artist and patron will be highlighted. The role of monarchs in commissioning, collecting and displaying portraits of artists will also be discussed
Leonardo da Vinci : the mechanics of man by Martin Clayton( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication includes all the sheets from Leonardo da Vinci's Anatomical Manuscript A, compiled in the winter of 1510/11, reportedly in collaboration with Marcantonio della Torre, professor of anatomy at the university of Pavia. The drawings were based on extensive human disection and concentrate on the musculoskeletal systems of the human body. This is the only group of Leonardo's anatomical drawings in which he attained something approaching complete coverage of the human form, and is his finest set of anatomical illustrations. The drawings are heavily annotated in Leonardo's distinctive mirror-writing, with explanations of the drawings, notes on related anatomical matters, memoranda and so on. This groundbreaking publication illustrates the original drawings full scale alongside a second reproduction with translations in place of Leonardo's blocks of notes. In this way Leonardo's thinking behind these beautiful drawings becomes instantly comprehensive to both the general and specialist reader
The grotesque factor : essays( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flora : the Erbario miniato and other drawings by Fabio Garbari( Book )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue raisonné
Charles II : art & power by Royal Collection Trust( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Restoration era of the British monarchy covers the reigns of Charles II (1660-85) and James II (1685-8). This publication focuses on the art and culture of the Restoration court at this time, including the development of an 'English baroque' and the use of court ritual and art (especially decorative art) by both monarchs. This sumptuously illustrated book showcases the replacement crown jewels made for the coronation of Charles II in 1661, his collection of Italian Old Master paintings, drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and the spectacular furnishings of the palaces of Whitehall and St James's
Gifted : from the Royal Academy to the queen by Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication records the entirety of the Royal Academy's gift to Her Majesty The Queen to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 -- more than 100 works on paper by the Academicians, from traditional drawings, watercolours and etchings, to acrylics, screenprints, collages, and even an iPad drawing."--Jacket
Fungi by David Norman Pegler( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A catalogue raisonné; drawings and prints in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, the British Museum, the Institut de France, and other collections"--P. facing t.p
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Amazing rare things : the art of natural history in the age of discovery
Poussin : works on paper : drawings from the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth IIRaphael and his circle : drawings from Windsor CastleLeonardo da Vinci : the divine and the grotesqueThe art of Italy in the Royal Collection : Renaissance & BaroqueCanaletto in VeniceHolbein to Hockney : drawings from the Royal CollectionFlora : the Aztec herbalLeonardo da Vinci : a curious vision
Alternative Names
Martin Clayton kunsthistoricus

クレイトン, マーティン

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German (1)