I had the opportunity to buy this sumptuous book at a discounted price the other week so thought, why not? As the title suggests it covers the work of artist Pieter Snayers between 1592-1667. I have to be honest and say I'd never heard of him until then but I was familiar with some of his work (even though the connection wasn't made). The book is bursting with superb and stunning contemporary artwork. There is also a comprehensive commentary covering the sieges and battles which are the subject of the artist's work. If I had a coffee table this would take pride of place. Below are some examples of the illustrations.
Colin. It is a wonderful book - I am getting a lot of enjoyment out of it.ReplyDelete
I am very jealous though if you managed to get it at a discount price. I paid full with shipping to Australia. Still very worth it though.
Hi Richard. It’s great isn’t it. With the heat you’ve got down there take care it doesn’t spontaneously combust!Delete
I think Mark Allen will be very jealous !ReplyDelete
Great book! Now we should try to replicate the visual style on the wargame table!ReplyDelete