A Capital Collection: Houghton Hall and the Hermitage -- with a modern edition of Aedes Walpolianae, Horace Walpole's Catalogue of Sir Robert Walpole's Collection
2002·New Haven and London
by Dukelskaya, Larissa and Andrew Moore (editors)
New Haven and London: State Hermitage Museum / Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art / Yale University Press, 2002. Hardcover. VG (Ex-art library, with spine label and identifying marks on book block edges and on outermost pages, incl. due slip and barcode; otherwise clean.). Black cloth, gilt letters on spine, color pictorial dust jacket in mylar cover, 500 pp., BW and color illus. "After the fall of Sir Robert Walpole, Britain's first 'prime' minister, from political power in 1742, most of his celebrated collection of Old Master paintings was removed to his newly-built Palladian house in Norfolk, Houghton Hall. In 1779 this collection was sold by Sir Robert's grandson to the Empress Catherine II of Russia, which was seen as a scandalous loss to Britain. This book catalogues for the first time the entire collection in Russia as well as those works of art that remained at Houghton Hall. Accompanying the catalogue are essays on various aspects of the formation and sale of the collection." (dj) The main portion of the annotated and illustrated catalogue presents 274 pieces. Interesting on a variety of levels.
(Inventory #: 156905)
Art, Architecture, Photography, History, Periodicals, Decorative Arts. I perform Collection Development and Appraisal Services. Our inventory occupies more than 7500 shelf feet, which means there is a fair chance we can assist you develop your collection within our specialties!
Shipping & Return Policies
S&H is complicated, so please inquire for actual rates to your location if outside the US! Minimum s&h within the US $7.50, via media mail or first class if small. Discounts on shipping for multiple items. Overseas or overnight at cost +$4 supplies and handling. Items returnable with prior notice if not as described within 7 days of delivery. Items 16 pages or less not returnable at all.
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.