Longford Castle: The Treasures and the Collectors (Hardback)
  • Longford Castle: The Treasures and the Collectors (Hardback)
zoom

Longford Castle: The Treasures and the Collectors (Hardback)

(author)
£40.00
Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 07/11/2017
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Longford Castle is a fine Elizabethan country house, home to a world-class collection of art built up in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by the Bouverie family and still owned today by their descendants. Until now, it has been relatively little known amongst the pantheon of English country houses.
This book, richly illustrated and based on extensive scholarly research into the family archive, tells a comprehensive story of the collectors who amassed these treasures. It explores the acquisition and commission of works of art from Holbein's Erasmus and The Ambassadors, to exquisite landscapes by Claude and Poussin, and family portraits by Thomas Gainsborough and Sir Joshua Reynolds. It explores how Longford, an unusual triangular-shaped castle that inspired Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia and Disney's The Princess Diaries, was decorated and furnished to house these works of fine art, and how the Bouverie family patronised the best craftsmen and furniture makers of the day. The book brings the story up to the present day, with an introduction and conclusion by the current owner, the 9th Earl of Radnor, himself a keen collector of art, to celebrate this remarkable house and collection in the tercentenary year of its purchase by the Bouverie family.

Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781910787687
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 280 x 250 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Hand that Rocked the Cradle
Added to basket
Faberge
Added to basket
Unmade Up
Added to basket
£15.00
Paperback
The Art of John Piper
Added to basket
Another Figure in the Landscape
Added to basket
Two Lives in Colour
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
L.S.Lowry
Added to basket
£30.00
Paperback
The A-Z of Typography
Added to basket
Divine Conception
Added to basket
Brussels Art Nouveau
Added to basket
Thomas, Lucy and Alatau
Added to basket
William Simmonds
Added to basket
Painting as a Pastime
Added to basket
Urban Cars
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Benton End Remembered
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.