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The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy, 1714-1760 by Desmond Shawe-Taylor,Rufus Bird,Wolf Burchard,Kate Heard,Kathryn Jones
ISBN: 190568679X
ISBN13: 978-1905686797
Author: Desmond Shawe-Taylor,Rufus Bird,Wolf Burchard,Kate Heard,Kathryn Jones
Book title: The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy, 1714-1760
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Pages: 495 pages
Publisher: Royal Collection Trust (July 15, 2014)
Language: English
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Category: History & Criticism

2014 marks the three-hundredth anniversary of the succession of the House of Hanover to the British throne. In celebration of this historic milestone, The First Georgians explores the rich artistic patronage of the early Hanoverian period. Georges I and II, along with Queen Caroline and Frederick, Prince of Wales, were all great patrons of the arts and together they amassed a broad and diverse collection of works. From sculptures, paintings, and miniatures to fascinating examples of the applied arts, including maps, crowns, books, and clocks, their collections reflect the spirit of the early Georgian era. This catalog showcases three hundred full-color photographs of the finest works from among the collection, many of which have never before been published or made available for public display. Produced in Germany, France, and Britain during one of the most dramatic periods of change across all aspects of political, intellectual, and cultural life, the works reflect changing views of science, politics, and art throughout the early to mid-eighteenth century―the period when modern Britain was coming into being. Despite the depth of this collection and its cultural importance, artistic production during the early Hanoverian period has been less well-documented than during the late Hanoverian period. With this volume, Desmond Shawe-Taylor directs our attention to this relatively neglected period.

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