The Royal Collection: A Thematic Exploration of the Paintings in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen by Christopher Lloyd lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Book Club Associates, 1992, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;
From the cover: The British Royal Collection of paintings is the largest and most famous private collection in the world, reflecting the personal tastes of British sovereigns from the Tudor period to the present day. Charles I, George IV and Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were the greatest of these collectors.
The paintings in the collection include masterpieces by Bruegel, Rubens, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Gainsborough and Canaletto, among many others. Here, the text is arranged thematically, recounting the formation of the collection and using the paintings for separate discussions on: the Genius of Italy, the Kingdom of Nature, the Sword and the Sceptre, Private View and the Regal Image.
A sense of history and an appreciation of the literature of the period clarify and enrich the meaning of the pictures within specific contexts.
This handsome book gives readers the opportunity to see works which hang in Royal Residences throughout the kingdom.
Introduction by: HRH the Prince of Wales
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 318 pages. Index. Bibliography. 11¾” x 8″.
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