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eBook The National Portrait Gallery Collection (London) download ISBN: 0904017893
Author: Susan Foister
Publisher: National Portrait Gallery Publications (1988)
Language: English
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The National Gallery catalogues provide full scholarly entries discussing technical matter, subject, authorship . Susan Foister is Deputy Director, Director of Public Engagement and Curator of Early Netherlandish, German, and British Paintings.

The National Gallery catalogues provide full scholarly entries discussing technical matter, subject, authorship, provenance and art-historical significance. Titles already published in the new series of National Gallery catalogues.

The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE Switchboard: +44 (0) 20.

One of the world's most popular museums, the National Portrait Gallery in London houses a superb collection of portraits of important British men and women. Of the 250 portraits represented here-in paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures-each is accompanied by a brief description.

The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is an art gallery in London housing a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people. It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856

The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is an art gallery in London housing a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people. It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856. The gallery moved in 1896 to its current site at St Martin's Place, off Trafalgar Square, and adjoining the National Gallery. It has been expanded twice since then

Book Description National Portrait Gallery Publications, London, 1988. Condition: Very Good. 6. National Portrait Gallery Collection. Susan Foister, Robin Gibson, Malcolm Rogers & Jacob Simon.

Book Description National Portrait Gallery Publications, London, 1988. Published by National Portrait Gallery Publications, London (1988). ISBN 10: 0904017893 ISBN 13: 9780904017892.

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National Portrait Gallery, museum in London that houses the national collection of portraits of British men .

National Portrait Gallery, museum in London that houses the national collection of portraits of British men and women. It is located adjacent to the National Gallery, north of Trafalgar Square, in Westminster. The gallery also maintains displays from its extensive collection at Montacute House, Somerset; Beningborough Hall, Shipton, Yorkshire; Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, Lancashire; and Bodelwyddan Castle, Denbighshire, Wales. The collection of the National Portrait Gallery comprises some 10,000 portraits in a variety of media: paintings, drawings, medallions, sculptures, photographs, motion pictures, and video recordings.

The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery with a vast collection of portraits of famous British people. The portrait collection was founded in 1856 with one purpose; to bring together portraits of the most important and famous people in Britain’s history to inspire others

The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery with a vast collection of portraits of famous British people. The portrait collection was founded in 1856 with one purpose; to bring together portraits of the most important and famous people in Britain’s history to inspire others. When the museum was opened, it only displayed portraits of those deceased. Currently, this is no longer the case, and famous British citizens that are still alive are included in the exhibitions.

The collection of Early Renaissance painting in the National Gallery in London is one of the finest and . National Gallery London Publications. Susan Foister, Jill Dunkerton, Dillian Gordon, Nicholas Penny.

The collection of Early Renaissance painting in the National Gallery in London is one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world. This book provides a survey of European painting between 1260 and 1510, in both northern and southern Europe, based largely on the National Gallery collection, and is at the same time a guide to the paintings in the Gallery. It is published to coincide with the opening of the Sainsbury Wing in which the Early Renaissance collection will be exhibited.

Shows selected paintings from the National Portrait Galley, including portraits of politicians, artists, actors, actresses, kings, queens, and the British nobility
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Steel balls
I have been to the National Portrait Gallery in London and almost prefer it the larger National Gallery because, as you browse through, the portraits seem more accessible in a way. Of the moderns, I most appreciate Princess Anne, Prince Charles, Charlie (Sir Charles) Chaplin, Laurence Olivier, Vivien (yes, not "Vivian") Leigh and, of course, Elizabeth II, I great prefer Elizabeth I and her contemporaries. The painting on the cover of the book by an unknown artist from around 1575 is believed to be made from life and, thus, both realistic and the source of many later likenesses of her. The Ditchley portrait by Marcus Gheerhaerts the Younger, dated around 1592 is one reason we identify the Virgin Queen wearing the wide fartheringale skirt all her life. But the vast majority of portraits from Tudor and earlier times show quite smaller hoops on the expensive gowns. By including one of Hilliard's miniatures of Elizabeth as well as the Armada portrait hanging in the NPG in Somerset, hers are the most numerous. (Opposite this in the book is the last portrait of her father as well.) We also see her favorites but unfortunate ultimate victims of Elizabeth, the Earls of Leicester and Essex, both Dudleys. Mary I is displayed as princess and queen but only three of Henry VIII's six wives are shown here: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Parr, numbers 1, 2 and 6 respectively. Interestingly, the only likeness of Henry himself is Holbein's ink and "watercolour" which includes a ghostly Henry VII in the background. Henry VII's portrait attributed to Michiel Sittow is also included. Thomas Wolsey, Thomas Cromwell, Thomas Cranmer and Thomas More (all of whom I get mixed up w/o being reminded by their portraits or descriptions). The only earlier monarchs in this book include--as the premier image--Richard II, Edward IV and Richard III (whose remains were lately discovered under a parking lot).

Traveling chronologically, when I light upon Allan Ramsay's George III, I'm always struck by how similar his images are to George Washington.

This book is quite unusual as it includes brief chapters on the National Portrait Galleries at Montecute House in Somerset, Gawthorpe Hall in Lancashire, Beningbrough Hall in Yorkshire and Bodwlwyddan Castle in North Wales, each being pictured here. There is an amazingly helpful Index of Sitters and Artists, with the latter painters and photographers indicated in italics. This makes finding your favorite portraits very easy instead of having to page through...although, of course, I prefer to page through.
Tygolar
This is a really interesting book, about 200 full page reproductions of portraits of figures from the last 500 years of British history, a little biography below each one. So that while you are reading about them you can study the facial expression, body language and context of each person. Fascinating.