Placing faces

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Comprising nine essays, this cross-disciplinary study explores the function and significance of the family portrait within the English country house during the long 18th century, from the 1720s to the 1840s. In studies of great houses such as Wanstead, Chatsworth, Knole and Althorp the contributors discuss topics including the location of portraits within a house, women’s portraits, and the Waterloo Chamber, a space specially created as a picture gallery in Windsor Castle in the 1830s.

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Placing faces

Placing faces

The Portrait and the English Country House in the Long Eighteenth Century

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9780719090394     Product Code: 501653

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Comprising nine essays, this cross-disciplinary study explores the function and significance of the family portrait within the English country house during the long 18th century, from the 1720s to the 1840s. In studies of great houses such as Wanstead, Chatsworth, Knole and Althorp the contributors discuss topics including the location of portraits within a house, women’s portraits, and the Waterloo Chamber, a space specially created as a picture gallery in Windsor Castle in the 1830s.

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