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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: Richly illustrated, the book tells the story of the founding and growth of one of the world's greatest collections of western European painting, dating from 1250 to 1900. The National Gallery started life in 1824 when the Government purchased the collection of 38 pictures belonging to the estate of wealthy banker John Julius Angerstein. As there was no suitable space to house the collection, 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 collection has grown into one of the world's greatest galleries of western European paintings. This book brings together the stories behind the development of the National Gallery: the generous benefactors; the architectural controversies; the acquisitions; the dedicated staff; the visiting public. Generously illustrated, it gives an insight into the history of the people and events which have helped shape this much-loved national institution.
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.
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