Royal Treasures

A Golden Jubilee Celebration

Edited by Jane Roberts

Edited by Jane Roberts

Distributed for Royal Collection Trust

496 pages | color illustrations throughout | 10 x 12 1/2 | © 2002
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9781902163499 Published January 2002 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
One of the key events marking the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 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 finest and most precious paintings, drawings and works of art from the Royal Collection.  It also tells the intriguing story of the creation of the collection itself, and details the rebuilding of The Queen's Gallery, where these exceptional works of art will be on show throughout Jubilee year.

The Royal Collection, held by The Queen in trust for the nation, is one of the most important in the world.  It contains paintings by great masters such as Holbein, Rubens and Van Dyck, drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael, works of art by Fabergé and the great silversmiths of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the finest examples of English and European furniture, European and Oriental ceramics, sculpture, books and manuscripts, miniattures, and arms and armour.

Royal Treasures, with its lavish use of specially commissioned photography and detailed histories of each item illustrated, is a unique record of masterpieces from this celebrated collection.
Contents

Royal Treasures: A Golden Jubilee Celebration

 

1.      The Royal Collection      Hugh Roberts

2.      The Collection on Show      Jonathan Marsden

3.      Care and Conservation of the Collection      Christopher Lloyd

4.      The Queen’s Gallery Rebuilt      David Watkin

 

Catalogue note

 

I     Paintings

 

II       Miniatures

III     Sculpture

IV  Furniture

English furniture

Continental furniture

V  Ceramics

English ceramics

Continental ceramics

VI  Gems and Jewels

Antique and Renaissance gems and jewels

Personal jewellery and insignia

VII European Arms and Armour

VIII European Silver and Gold

English silver and gold

Continental silver and gold

IX  Fabergé

Eggs

Figures, animals, birds and reptiles

Flowers and plants

Frames

Boxes

Miniature items

Desk items

X Gold Boxes

XI Indian Works of Art

XII Oriental Porcelain and Lacquer

XIII Books and Manuscripts

Western manuscripts

Islamic manuscripts

Printed books

XIV Drawings, Watercolours and Pastels

XV The Royal Residences: Interior Views

Exhibition abbreviations

Bibliography and abbreviations

Concordances

Index

Royal genealogy

Acknowledgments and list of contributors

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