Highlighting how images licensed from the Bridgeman archive were transformed into our favourite book covers of 2013. Which is your favourite?

goldfinch

Right: The Goldfinch, 1654, Carel Fabritius (1622-54) Left: © Little, Brown and Company. Designer: Keith Hayes.

 

LEFT: The Canterbury Pilgrims sitting down for a shared meal, illustration from Geoffrey Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales', printed by Wynkyn de Worde, c.1485 (engraving). RIGHT: © Canongate. Designer: Peter Adlington.

LEFT: The Canterbury Pilgrims sitting down for a shared meal, illustration from Geoffrey Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’, printed by Wynkyn de Worde, c.1485 (engraving). RIGHT: © Canongate. Designer: Peter Adlington.

 

LEFT: © Penguin. Designer: Gregg Kulick. RIGHT: Portrait of a Man, 1433 (oil on oak) , Jan van Eyck (c.1390-1441)

LEFT: © Penguin. Designer: Gregg Kulick. RIGHT: Portrait of a Man, 1433 (oil on oak) , Jan van Eyck (c.1390-1441)

 

LEFT: French Jug and Duck Egg, 2009 (oil on linen over panel), James Gillick, (Contemporary Artist). RIGHT: © Random House. Designer: Megan Wilson

LEFT: French Jug and Duck Egg, 2009 (oil on linen over panel), James Gillick, (Contemporary Artist). RIGHT: © Random House. Designer: Megan Wilson

 

LEFT: © RCS Libri. Art Director: Francesca Leoneschi. Graphic Designer: Giovanna Ferraris / theWorldofDOT. RIGHT: Wednesday April 3 2002... 2002 (oil on panel) Ben McLaughlin (Contemporary Artist)

LEFT: © RCS Libri. Art Director: Francesca Leoneschi. Graphic Designer: Giovanna Ferraris / theWorldofDOT. RIGHT: Wednesday April 3 2002… 2002 (oil on panel) Ben McLaughlin (Contemporary Artist)

 

asunder1

LEFT: Portrait of Maria Godsal (oil on canvas), John Opie (1761-1807). RIGHT: © Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Random House, UK. Designer: Suzanne Dean

 

LEFT: © HarperCollins. Designer: Jo Walker. RIGHT: The Ballooning Game, with illustrations of different hot air balloons, c.1784 (coloured engraving), 18th century French School

LEFT: © HarperCollins. Designer: Jo Walker. RIGHT: The Ballooning Game, with illustrations of different hot air balloons, c.1784 (coloured engraving), 18th century French School

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