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Titel: The National Gallery. An Illustrated History...
Verlag: The National Gallery
Einband: Trade Paperback
Zustand: Very Good
A very good large format paperback. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 110229
Inhaltsangabe: The National Gallery started life in 1824 when the British government purchased the collection of 38 pictures from the estate of banker John Julius Angerstein. Originally the pictures were displayed in Angerstein's former home in Pall Mall. It was only in 1838 that the collection moved to its current site in Trafalgar Square. The building and collection have continued to expand ever since; today, the National Gallery houses one of the world's greatest collections of western European paintings. This book brings together the stories behind the founding and growth of the National Gallery: the generous benefactors, the architectural controversies, the acquisitions, the dedicated staff and the visiting public. Richly illustrated, with archive photography, it provides insights into the history of the people and events that have helped shape this much-loved national institution.
'...takes us from the gallery's birth in 1838 to the appointment of Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, its first director.'
--Arifa Akbar, Independent, 20th November 2009
`A lavish affair with many colour pictures.' --David McKie, Guardian, 9th November 2009
'[Leach] has devoted himself to finalising the 800-odd pages of this sumptuous guide book...an amazingly rich and educational document.'
--Sheena Hastings, Yorkshire Post, 22nd October 2009
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