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Victoria & Albert: Art & Love

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The Victorian era is unquestionably one of the high points in the history of British art—and the culture of that period was defined, as much as anything, by the artistic tastes of Queen Victoria and her beloved Prince Albert. From Victorias accession in 1837 to Alberts death in 1861, Buckingham Palace was known as “the headquarters of taste,” and in a time when royal patronage was still essential to a successful artistic career, the pair enthusiastically collected paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and furniture from a wide range of British and European artists.

Victoria & Albert presents the highlights of that extensive collection through more than four hundred beautifully produced full-color illustrations. In addition to the many artworks, both familiar and little-known, that Victoria and Albert collected, the book also features the monarchs own creations, from paintings, drawings, and etchings to the loving souvenir albums they assembled to record their travels and commemorate the major events of their lives.

Opening a window onto the lives of two people as passionate about art as they were about each other, Victoria & Albert will be a comprehensive resource for scholars of British art and the royal family.

About the Author

Jonathan Marsden is Deputy Surveyor of the Queens Works of Art and Director Designate of the Royal Collection.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Genealogical Table

Introduction

Catalogue

   Portraits

   Contemporary Painting and Sculpture

   Early Italian and Northern European Painting

   Architecture and Decoration

   Balmoral and The Highlands

   Music, Theatre and Entertainments

   Furniture

   Metalwork

   Ceramics

   State Jewellery

   Insignia

   Personal Jewellery

   Textiles, Fans and Accessories

   Souvenir Albums and Topography

   Views of the Great Exhibition

   Books

   Photography

   Royal Artists

   Memorials to Prince Albert

Appendix I:  Works of Art shown at the Great Exhibition, 1851

Appendix II: Royal Gifts

Bibliography

Acknowledgements and List of Contributors

Photographic Acknowledgements

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781905686216
Subtitle:
Art and Love
Publisher:
Royal Collection Publications
Editor:
Marsden, Jonathan
Author:
Marsden, Jonathan
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20100415
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
478 color plates
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
10.5 x 9.25 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » English
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism

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