The British As Art Collectors

The British as Art Collectors presents a comprehensive study of British art collectors down the centuries. 

This richly illustrated volume is the perfect gift for anyone inspired to learn more about British art collection by the RA's Charles I: King and Collector exhibition.

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No. of Pages 352
No. of Illustrations Throughout
Dimensions 3 x 29.5 x 23.5cm
Fabric & material Hardback
SKU 02086651

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To see the great art galleries, stately homes and museums up and down Britain today is to witness the rich story of the British as art collectors, a narrative that mirrors the history of the country. James Stourton and Charles Sebag-Montefiore present an historical survey of British art collections and collectors. 

Major landmarks include Henry VIII harnessing the arts in the service of the crown, Charles I and the Whitehall Circle, the Grand Tour and the country house boom, the bonanza created by the Napoleonic Wars and the Industrial Revolution. From royal patronage and collecting of the Tudor period, to the collectors of today- this is both a sweeping study and a detailed era-by-era guide. Including over 300 illustrations of many of the greatest works of art to have featured in British collections.

352 pages