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Title:
Princes as patrons : the art collections of the Princes of Wales from the Renaissance to the present day : an exhibition from the Royal Collection
Author:
Evans, Mark L.
Publication Information:
London : Merrell Holberton Publishers, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
General Note:
Catalog of an exhibition held at the National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff, July 25-Nov. 8, 1998.

"In association with National Museums & Galleries of Wales and the Royal Collection."
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781858940540
Format :
Book

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With a foreword by Prince Charles gracing the first study of art collected byive Princes of Wales, this lavishly illustrated volume accompanied anxhibit of the same name at The National Museum & Gallery in Cardiff helduly 25-November 8, 1998. Some 250 paintings, drawings, and objects d'artrom the Royal Collection not only reflect masters fr


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Prince Charles, current Prince of Wales and chair of the Royal Collection Trust, writes in the foreword that this is the largest and most varied exhibition yet assembled from the British royal collection. The National Museum and Gallery of Wales (in Cardiff) is the exhibition venue, and Evans, its assistant keeper of fine art, has prepared this beautiful catalog. Five princes of Wales originally collected the 250 items here, reunited from different royal residences. The exhibit begins with portraits and an elaborate suit of armor made for teenager Henry Frederick, who died in 1612 before becoming king. In the 18th century, Frederick Louis acquired Old Masters and commissioned ornate decorative arts, as did George IV, whose collecting continued into the 19th century. Edward VII included the new art of photography with his romantic-style paintings and sculptures. Prince Charles continues his predecessors' appreciation and sponsorship of various creative expressions, from modern art to garden furniture. Recommended to all art libraries for its interesting eclecticism.ÄAnne Marie Lane, American Heritage Ctr., Laramie, WY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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