Victoria & Albert

Victoria & Albert

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The Victorian era is unquestionably one of the high points in the history of British arta€”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 Victoriaa€™s accession in 1837 to Alberta€™s death in 1861, Buckingham Palace was known as a€œthe headquarters of taste, a€ 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 a 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 monarchsa€™ 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 a Albert will be a comprehensive resource for scholars of British art and the royal family.on fine-weave canvas laid on panel, 79.4 x 58.7cm Inscribed on back: St H^ Tonimus/Pietro Perugino i$8o: Prince ... letter.4 beneath a crown) on back rcin 403469 provenance Purchased by Queen Victoria through LudwigGruner from Delia Bruna ... 311; Boskovitsand Brown 2003. pp. ... His work fuses an Umbrian sense of space and Piero della Francescaa#39;s clarity and luminous colours with Verrocchioa#39;sanbsp;...

Title:Victoria & Albert
Author:Jonathan Marsden, Queen's Gallery (London, England)
Publisher:Royal Collection Publications - 2010-04-15


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