Master Drawings of the Italian Renaissance


Members' price *

  • This book features masterpieces of Italian Renaissance drawings from the British Museum, the Louvre and other French public collections in Lille, Rennes and Chantilly. Beginning with an examination of drawing as part of the creative process, and showing how it reveals the artist's mind at work, the author explains in detail the materials and techniques used in Renaissance drawings. It also considers how drawings were used, how they changed stylistically through the period and how they varied in different regions of Italy. It concludes with a brief look at connoisseurship and collecting. The main body of the book showcases 112 of the finest drawings by more than 40 Italian Renaissance masters, including Michelangelo, Leonardo, Botticelli, Raphael and Andrea del Sarto, accompanied by a concise sketch of the life and work of each artist.

  • Product code: cmc26548
    Exhibition: Italian Renaissance
    World culture: Renaissance Europe
    Title: Master Drawings of the Italian Renaissance
    Author: Claire Van Cleave
    ISBN: 9780714126548
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    llustrations: 150 colour
    Weight: 0.983kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    Exclusive web price
    Every purchase supports the Museum
  • Free UK delivery on all BMP books (up to a maximum of 5kg).

    Delivery charges for the rest of the world: are calculated depending on the weight (kg) and destination of the order.

    Estimated Delivery times:
    UK and Europe: 5 - 10 working days.
    Rest of the world: 10 to 28 working days.

    For more information, please see our full Delivery policy here

    If for any reason you are not entirely happy with books and other products purchased from the shop, we will refund the value of the goods supplied. Please contact Customer Services directly on 0800 218 2222 (or from abroad on +44 (0)20 7079 0970) for individual advice.

    Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges on pierced earrings for hygiene reasons, unless they are faulty.

    For more information, please see our full Returns policy here
  • Master Drawings of the Italian Renaissance
  • £19.99
  • Add to bag

You may also like

  • Michelangelo book and DVD Michelangelo book and DVD
  • Add Michelangelo book and DVD for only 19.98
  • Add
  • A great gift of one of the Masters of the Italian Renaissance. Michelangelo book and DVD gift set.
  • Italian Renaissance Drawings exhibition DVD Italian Renaissance Drawings exhibition DVD
  • Add Italian Renaissance Drawings exhibition DVD for only 9.99
  • Add
  • A film exploring the lives and works of masters such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
  • Michelangelo Drawings Michelangelo Drawings
  • Add Michelangelo Drawings for only 10.00
    Was £25.00 Saving £15.00
  • Add
  • A magnificent, comprehensive book offering new perspectives on the evolution of this master of the Italian Renaissance.

We offer gift-wrapping on all our items. Scarves and jewellery are placed in pillow packs or universal jewellery boxes. You can add your own personal message whenever you send anything as a gift.

Can we help?

Delivery Information

The British Museum online shop is able to offer a worldwide delivery service, and free UK delivery on BMP books.
View our delivery information page

Customer Services

Having trouble with your order? You can email us or call:
Helpline: 0800 218 2222 or +44 (0)20 7079 0970
Ticket booking: +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Membership: +44 (0)20 7323 8195

Follow us

Become a fan of the British Museum Shop on Facebook and Twitter to share all the latest offers and exclusive access to new gifts.

Every purchase supports the Museum

Feedback Form