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THE QUEEN'S PICTURES: ROYAL COLLECTORS THROUGH THE CENTURIES. Christopher Lloyd and Oliver Millar. National Gallery, London, 1991. Organized in association with Royal Collection. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. 256 pp. with 178 ills. (117 col.). 29 x 23 cm. LC 91-62092 ISBN 0810937611 In English.
Showcasing 96 paintings drawn from one of the world's greatest private art collections, this catalogue traces the growth of the British Royal Collection from the time of Henry VIII to Queen Victoria's reign, presenting outstanding works by such artists as Tintoretto, Holbein, Bronzino, Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto, Vermeer, Reynolds, Stubbs, Landseer, Winterhalter and Wilke. Excellent full-page reproductions of the paintings (grouped chronologically according to their dates of acquisition) are accompanied by detailed commentaries and prefaced by three essays discussing the history of the collection, the changing tastes reflected in royal commissions and acquisitions over the period, and the curatorial role of the collection's Surveyor from the 17th century to the present.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Several Periods — Painting
Plans: 01,06,07,08,09,15
Worldwide Number: 023381
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