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The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection
Hardcover - English


This stunning volume explores the little-known subject of "lover's eyes," hand-painted miniatures of single human eyes set in jewellery and given as tokens of affection or remembrance. In 1785, when the Prince of Wales secretly proposed to Mrs. Maria Fitzherbert with a miniature of his own eye, he inspired an aristocratic fad for exchanging eye portraits mounted in a wide variety of settings including brooches, rings, lockets and toothpick cases.

Graham Boettcher discusses the history and function of lover's eyes, as well as the language and symbolism of their jewelled settings; Elle Shushan examines their role in the broader context of Georgian and early Victorian portrait miniatures; and Jo Manning offers five fictional vignettes imagining the circumstances surrounding the creation of these extraordinary objects.

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ISBN
EAN
9781907804014
Publisher
Publication Date
30/01/2012
Pages
208
Dimension
18.54cm x 18.54cm x 2.79cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Grades
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
0
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About Author






Manning, Jo
Jo Manning is the author of two Regency romances, "The Reluctant Guardian" and "Seducing Mr. Heywood" (a "Booklist" Ten Best Romances of the Year selection), and "The Sicilian Amulet, " a contemporary romance. She was also the founder and director of the Reader's Digest General Books Library for over twenty years. Manning divides her time between London and Miami Beach. "My Lady Scandalous" is her first work of nonfiction.

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