Harewood House: One of the Treasure Houses of Britain by Mary Mauchline

Harewood House: One of the Treasure Houses of Britain by Mary Mauchline soon to be presented for sale on the sparkling BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: Ashbourne: Moorland Publishing Co. Ltd., 1992, Hardback in dust wrapper.

2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1974] Signed by the author on the title page unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Colour photographs; Genealogical tables;

From the cover: Harewood House has been the Lascelles family home for over 200 years. Built by John Carr of York over a period of eleven years between 1759-1771, the spectacular interior is the work of the Scottish architect Robert Adam. He designed the exquisite ceilings decorated by Joseph Rose, Biaglio Rebecca and Antonio Zucchi. The house contains unrivalled furniture made especially for Harewood by Thomas Chippendale, born only a few miles up the Wharfe Valley at Otley, and a famous collection of Sevres porcelain.

Harewood House is surrounded by 1,000 acres of fine parkland, gardens and woodland shaped by Lancelot Capability Brown, the creator of eighteenth-century English landscaping.

In the rooms hang many distinguished family portraits painted by such renowned artists as Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, George Romney, John Hoppner and Sir Thomas Lawrence, water-colours by J. M. W. Turner and Thomas Girtin, and Renaissance masterpieces by Giovanni Bellini, Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto and El Greco. Many of the Italian pictures were collected by Henry, the Sixth Earl of Harewood and husband of HRH Princess Mary, the Princess Royal, who lived here from 1929 until her death in 1965.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5½”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I enchant you with top-drawer choices of my Architecture catalogue?

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