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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