Portrait Miniatures in National Trust Houses Cornwall Devon and Somerset

Numbering some 1500 individual items and housed at over 80 historic properties across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the collection of portrait miniatures cared for by the National Trust is of global importance.


Author: Richard John Boileau Walker


ISBN: STANFORD:36105127456049

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 97

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Numbering some 1500 individual items and housed at over 80 historic properties across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the collection of portrait miniatures cared for by the National Trust is of global importance. The Northern Ireland items are the subject of this catalogue, the first in a major series.

Portrait Miniatures in National Trust Houses

Numbering 1500 individual items and housed at over 80 historic properties across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the collection of portrait miniatures cared for by the National Trust is considered to be one of the most significant in ...


Author: Alastair Laing

Publisher: National Trust

ISBN: 1905400330



View: 812

Numbering 1500 individual items and housed at over 80 historic properties across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the collection of portrait miniatures cared for by the National Trust is considered to be one of the most significant in the world. As a whole, the many precious works of art represent the highest standard of artistry and provide a history of miniature painting in Britain. In this comprehensive catalogue of the collection, Richard Walker and Alastair Laing provide entries on every miniature in the National Trust's care. The catalogue is published in volumes, divided by region, and the first considers in detail the 137 works held in four of the Trust's historic houses in Northern Ireland: Castle Coole, Florence Court, Mount Stewary and Springhill. Each work is the subject of an individual entry detailing the artist, subject, description, provenance and other relevant data. There is also an extensive bibliography and indexes of artists, portraits and subjects.

The Care and Handling of Art Objects

Portrait Miniatures.” In The National Trust Manual of Housekeeping: Care of Collections in Historic Houses Open to the Public. Boston: Elsevier, 2006. 14. PHOTOGRAPHS AND DIGITAL PRINTS Nora Kennedy The term photograph 98.


Author: Marjorie Shelley

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9781588397126

Category: Art

Page: 221

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collections of works of art from antiquities to modern and contemporary material. Their preservation is a responsibility shared by the many individuals employed at the Museum who oversee and have direct contact with the collection on a daily basis. The Care and Handing of Art Objects—first published in the 1940s and continually updated—offers a guide to the best practices in handling and preserving works of art while on display, in storage and in transit. It explains many of the fundamental principles of conservation that underlie these methods. One of its goals is to make the complexities of caring for a collection readily accessible. The first part offers basic guidelines for the preservation of the diverse types of materials and art objects found in the Met. Each chapter addresses the physical characteristics specific to the particular category, and the environmental, handling and housing factors to which one should be alert to prevent damage and ensure their preservation. Written by experts in the respective specialty, it addresses the Museum’s vast holdings summarizing the most critical preservation issues, many of which are amplified by photographs. As the table of contents makes evident these range from paintings on canvas and works on paper and photographs to furniture and objects made of stone, wood and metals to arms and armor, upholstery, ethnographic materials and many others. Part II succinctly describes factors that affect the collection as a whole: among them, current environmental standards for temperature, relative humidity, light exposure, storage and art in transit. Based on Museum protocols it addresses emergency preparedness and response, and integrated pest management. For easy reference, it includes charts on storage and display conditions, on factors contributing to deterioration, and a glossary of conservation terms, principles, and housing materials referenced in the individual chapters. Drawing upon the knowledge of conservators, scientists, and curators from many different departments, as well as technicians and engineers whose expertise crosses boundaries of culture, chronology, medium and condition, The Care and Handing of Art Objects is primarily directed to staff at the Met. It is, no less, an invaluable resource for students, collectors, small museums, museum study programs, art dealers, and members of the public who want to enhance their understanding of how works of art are safeguarded and the role environment, handling and materials play in making this possible.

Houses of the National Trust

Portraits in sumptuous gold frames line the gallery, among them several works by Lely and the portrait that Charles ... A rare survival is the intimate Green Closet off the gallery, where some 86 miniatures and small paintings framed in ...


Author: Lydia Greeves

Publisher: National Trust

ISBN: 9781911657361

Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 405

This captivating book, fully revised and updated and featuring more NT houses than ever before, is a guide to some of the greatest architectural treasures of Britain, encompassing both interior and exterior design. This new edition is fully revised and updated and includes entries for new properties including: Acorn Bank, Claife Viewing Station, Cushendun, Cwmdu, Fen Cottage, The Firs (birthplace of Edward Elgar), Hawker's Hut, Lizard Wireless Station, Totternhoe Knolls and Trelissick. The houses covered include spectacular mansions such as Petworth House and Waddesdon Manor, and more lowly dwellings such as the Birmingham Back to Backs and estate villages like Blaise Hamlet, near Bristol. In addition to houses, the book also covers fascinating buildings as diverse as churches, windmills, dovecotes, castles, follies, barns and even pubs. The book also acts as an overview of the country's architectural history, with every period covered, from the medieval stronghold of Bodiam Castle to the clean-lined Modernism of The Homewood. Teeming with stories of the people who lived and worked in these buildings: wealthy collectors (Charles Wade at Snowshill), captains of industry (William Armstrong at Cragside), prime ministers (Winston Churchill at Chartwell) and pop stars (John Lennon at Mendips). Written in evocative, imaginative prose and illustrated with glorious images from the National Trust's photographic library, this book is an essential guide to the built heritage of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

A Guide to Sources for the History of Material Culture in Ireland 1500 2000

Among the most useful are the listings of engraved Irish portraits , studies of portrait miniatures by Irish artists , and the recent and ... 1 ( Dublin , 2001 ) ; R. Walker and A. Laing , Portrait miniatures in National Trust houses .


Author: Toby Christopher Barnard

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: IND:30000107370854

Category: History

Page: 152

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In recent years, archaeologists, anthropologists, sociologists and specialists in design, architecture and art have developed techniques that are now being exploited by historians. Dr Barnard provides a guide to some of the theories and their implications. The materials available to the historian include surviving buildings, artefacts and human interventions in the landscape itself; others, no longer visible, can be reconstructed from apparently unpromising documents like bills, advertisements, tax records and account books.

The Ashgate Research Companion to The Sidneys 1500 1700

This is still visible at Ham House, a Jacobean house remodeled for William Murray (later Earl of Dysart) in 1637–39 (National Trust, Ham House 60–63). Dorothy Sidney was proud of the results for the great chamber, anteroom and great ...


Author: Michael G. Brennan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000152135

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 420

View: 599

Few families have contributed as much to English history and literature-indeed, to the arts generally-as the Sidney family. This two-volume Ashgate Research Companion assesses the current state of scholarship on family members and their impact, as historical and literary figures, in the period 1500-1700. Volume 1: Lives, begins with an overview of the Sidneys and politics, providing some links to court events, entertainments, literature, and patronage. The volume gives biographies to prominent high-profile Sidney women and men, as well as sections assessing the influence of the family in the areas of the English court, international politics, patronage, religion, public entertainment, the visual arts, and music. The focus of the second volume is the literary contributions of Sir Philip Sidney; Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke; Lady Mary Wroth; Robert Sidney, Earl of Leicester; and William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke.

Directory of Museums Galleries and Buildings of Historic Interest in the UK

Collections: Famous artists include: Guardi, Canaletto, Claude, Gainsborough Display of Portrait Miniatures ... type and purpose: National organisation, registered charity (charity number 205846), historic building, house or site, ...


Author: Keith W. Reynard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135475451

Category: Reference

Page: 650

View: 728

This unique and important directory incorporates some 3,200 entries. It covers all types and sizes of museums; galleries of paintings, sculpture and photography; and buildings and sites of particular historic interest. It also provides an extensive index listing over 3,200 subjects. The directory covers national collections and major buildings, but also the more unusual, less well-known and local exhibits and sites. The Directory of Museums, Galleries and Buildings of Historic Interest in the United Kingdom is an indispensable reference source for any library, an ideal companion for researcher and enthusiast alike, and an essential purchase for anyone with an interest in the cultural and historical collections of the UK. Features include: * Alphabetically listed entries, which are also indexed by subject for ease of reference * Entries include the name and address of the organization, telephone and fax numbers, email and internet addresses, a point of contact, times of opening and facilities for visitors * A breakdown of the collections held by each organization, giving a broad overview of the main collection as a whole * Details of special collections are provided and include the period covered as well as the number of items held.

A Court in Exile

See also A. Laing , In Trust for the Nation : Paintings from National Trust Houses ( London , 1995 ) , 24 , for the portrait of the Marchioness ( later Duchess ) of Powis ( Huysmans : ' the ne plus ultra of Baroque portraiture in ...


Author: Edward Corp

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521584620

Category: Art

Page: 386

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The Arcadian Friends

0 Victoria 84 Albert Museum/The Bridgeman Art Library; portrait of Lord Burlington by the studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller: (9 York Museums Trust (York Art Gallery)/T he Bridgeman Art Library; portrait of William Kent by William Aikman, ...


Author: Tim Richardson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446436530

Category: Gardening

Page: 576

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Between 1715 and 1750, a group of politicans and poets, farmers and businessmen, heiresses and landowners began to experiment with the phenomenon that was to become the English landscape garden. Arguably the greatest British art form ever invented, these gardens were built to charm and delight, to shock and inspire all who visited. That these gardens - including Castle Howard, Stowe, Painshill and Rousham - are still so popular with visitors today is a testament to the innovation and passion of this extraordinary group of eccentrics and visionaries. The Arcadian Friends takes a highly engaging perspective on the politics and culture of England during the Enlightenment. At the same time it will be required reading for the legions of fans of the great gardens of England. Tim Richardson introduces us to a period of poltical and personal intrigue, where fantastic biblical landscapes competed for space with temples to sexual freedom; and where the installation of a water feature was a political act. The Arcadian Friends tells the story of a collection of fascinating characters whose influence changed the landscape of Britain for ever.