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Roman splendour, English arcadia : the English taste for Pietre Dure and the Sixtus cabinet at Stourhead

Author: Simon Jervis; Dudley Dodd; National Trust (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : Philip Wilson Publishers, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At Stourhead in Wiltshire, the Palladian mansion contains an extraordinary Roman cabinet glittering with gilt-bronze mounts, semi-precious stones and elaborate architectural ornament. Its façade conceals over 125 more-or-less secret drawers. The cabinet was brought to Stourhead in the 1740s by Henry Hoare 'the Magnificent', of the Hoare banking dynasty; he had purchased it in Rome, where it had been made for Pope  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Jervis; Dudley Dodd; National Trust (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9781781300244 1781300240
OCLC Number: 897501952
Notes: Published in association with the National Trust.
Description: x, 241 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 31 cm
Contents: The English taste for Pietre Dure --
Roman Pietre Dure --
The supreme example: the Sixtus cabinet --
Sixtus v. The Villa Montalto and the Peretti Descent --
The young Henry Hoare --
Henry Hoare's grand tour --
Stourhead, the Sixtus cabinet and the first cabinet room --
Henry Hoare's 'rich frame or pedestal for the Sixtus cabinet' --
Sir Richard Colt Hoare and the second cabinet room --
The later history of the Sixtus cabinet.
Other Titles: Roman splendor, English arcadia
Responsibility: Simon Swynfen Jervis and Dudley Dodd.

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'a remarkably wide-ranging, beautifully illustrated book' - Tessa Murdoch, Burlington Magazine

 
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