Making of: Best Book Cover Art of 2015

Making of: Best Book Cover Art of 2015

Here is our annual feature highlighting how images licensed from the Bridgeman archive were adapted for some of the best book covers of 2015. Which is your favourite?

agincourt-book-cover-folio-barker

battle-of-agincourt-folio

From top: © The Folio Society;  Ms 6 f.243 Battle of Agincourt, 1415 (detail), English with Flemish illuminations, from the ‘St. Alban’s Chronicle’ (vellum), English School / © Lambeth Palace Library, London, UK / Bridgeman Images

 

tod-in-weimar-knaus

napoleon-stallion-theodore-gericault-tamerian

From top:  © Albrecht Knaus Verlag; Napoleon’s Stallion, Tamerlan (oil on canvas), Theodore Gericault (1791-1824) / Musee des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France / Bridgeman Images

sudden-awakening-eli-jaxon-bear

sunflower-flower-plant-yellow

From top:  © Hampton Roads Publishing; Sunflower / British Library, London, UK / © British Library Board. All Rights Reserved / Bridgeman Images

book-day-surprise-paul-durcan

goldfinches-david-inshaw-birds

From top:  © Harvill Secker; Goldfinches, 2003-04 (oil on canvas), David Inshaw / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

book-weather-experiment-peter-moore

natural-history-clouds-engraving

From top:  © Random House; Natural history of the clouds (coloured engraving), German School, (19th century) / Private Collection / © Purix Verlag Volker Christen / Bridgeman Images

book-usborne-tudors-sticker-elizabeth

queen-elizabeth-royal-1600

From top:  © Usborne; Queen Elizabeth I, c.1600 (oil on panel), English School / National Portrait Gallery, London, UK / Bridgeman Images

 

game-of-queens-india-edghill

tambourine-girl-john-william-godward

From top:  © Macmillan; The Tambourine Girl, 1906 (oil on canvas), John William Godward / Private Collection / Photo © Peter Nahum at The Leicester Galleries, London / Bridgeman Images

book-how-french-won-waterloo-clarke

sauteur-imperial-bourbon-french

From top:  © Random House; ‘Le Sauteur Imperial’ Bourbon Caricature (detail), July 1815 / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

 

book-king-henry-taming-queen-philippa-gregory

family-henry-viii-king-royal

From top:  © Simon & Schuster UK; The Family of Henry VIII (detail), c.1545, English School, (16th century) / Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2016 / Bridgeman Images

diablo-en-el-cuerpo-grijalbo-soledad

young-beauty-ballavoine-jules-frederic

From top: © Random House; A Young Beauty (oil on canvas), Jules Frederic Ballavoine (1880-1901) / Private Collection / Photo © Christie’s Images / Bridgeman Images

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