Beauty, Sex and Power
A Story of Debauchery and Decadent Art at the Late Stuart Court, (1660-1714)
Brett Dolman, David Souden, Olivia Fryman, Lucy Worsley (Foreword)
- Showcases familiar and little-known paintings from The Royal Collection and other public and private houses across the country
- Features the ‘Windsor Beauties’ and the ‘Hampton Court Beauties’ – portraits of ladies at court by the leading royal artists, Peter Lely and Godfrey Kneller – each with their own stories to tell
- Published to accompany ‘The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned’ – an exhibition at Hampton Court Palace from April to September 2012
Published in collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces.
Brett Dolman is Curator of Collections at Hampton Court Palace and joint author of several publications including The Royal Palaces of London.