One of the key events marking the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the opening of the new Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace. To celebrate its inauguration and the Jubilee itself, Royal Treasures brings together over 450 of the most precious and unusual paintings, drawings, and works of art from the unparalleled Royal Collection. Held by the Queen in trust for Britain, the Royal Collection is one of the most important in the world. It contains paintings by the great masters such as Holbein and Van Dyck; original drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael; works of art by Fabergé and the great silversmiths of the eighteenth century; and the finest examples of English and European furniture, Oriental ceramics, sculpture, books and manuscripts, and arms and armor. Royal Treasures, with its lavish use of specially commissioned photography and detailed histories of each item illustrated, is a unique and irreplaceable record of the very best of this world-famous collection. The book also contains the intriguing story of the creation of the Royal Collection itself, and details the rebuilding of the Queen's Gallery, where these exceptional works of art will be on exhibit throughout the Jubilee year. With essays by Hugh Roberts, Christopher Lloyd, Jonathan Marsden, and David Watkin. Distributed on behalf of the Royal Collection. 450 color illustrations and photographs.
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Jane Roberts is an art historian and writer. While working in the Royal Library at Windsor for nearly forty years, she wrote and edited numerous Royal Collection publications.
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Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Book. Bookseller Inventory # JL-KMH1-WDTO