The Great Bible is often seen as a monument of English reform – but could it also contain the first known example of political photoshopping in early modern England? Printed in 1538-9, it was to be purchased by every parish church in the realm. Its creation was overseen by Henry VIII’s chief minister, Thomas Cromwell. […]
Author Archives: Paola Ricciardi
Dr Paola Ricciardi works as a Senior Research Scientist at the Fitzwilliam Museum, which is part of the University of Cambridge. She holds a PhD in Cultural Heritage Science from the University of Florence (2008) and a MSc in Physics from the University of Rome (2003). Before joining the Fitzwilliam Museum in October 2011, she spent three years as a Post-Doc at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Her research interests include the non-invasive technical analysis of cultural heritage objects, with a focus on medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts; the study of artists’ materials and techniques; and the transfer of knowledge between artists and craftsmen working in different media.
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