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The conversation piece : scenes of fashionable life

Author: Desmond Shawe-Taylor
Publisher: London : Royal Collection, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The 'Conversation Piece' is an intriguing contradiction - the high-life group, but caught informally, off-guard. Popular in seventeenth-century Dutch painting, it developed to include sporting events and 'Grand Tourists', and reached its apogee in the eighteenth century in the masterpieces created by Johan Zoffany for his English patrons, including George III." "This new publication accompanies the first exhibition  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Katalog
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shawe-Taylor, Desmond, 1955-
Conversation piece.
London : Royal Collection Publications, ©2009
(OCoLC)608250942
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Desmond Shawe-Taylor
ISBN: 9781905686070 1905686072
OCLC Number: 276226915
Description: 191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: In custom and in ceremony : the meaning of the conversation piece --
Charles I (1600-1649) --
The Dutch Republic (1648-1714) --
Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707-1751) --
George III (1739-1820) --
George IV (1762-1830) --
Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and Prince Albert (1819-1861).
Responsibility: Desmond Shawe-Taylor.

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This book provides a unique opportunity to connect the study of 'the conversation' in 18th-century English art to its 17th-century European predecessors.  Read more...

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