Victorian Miniatures

In the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen - 2 Volume Set

Vanessa Remington

Vanessa Remington

Distributed for Royal Collection Trust

864 pages | 1,200 color plates, tables | 9 1/2 x 12 4/5
Cloth $295.00 ISBN: 9781905686230 Published December 2010 For Sale in USA and Canada Only

The reign of Queen Victoria spanned a period of dramatic technical advance in the art of portrait painting, and her patronage helped drive the growth of the art form. Yet by the close of the nineteenth century, the photograph had usurped the role of the portrait miniature, and the number of practitioners had dwindled almost to nothing.

 

The Royal Collection houses one of the largest groups of portrait miniatures in existence. Here, in two large volumes, are the more than one thousand pieces of this collection from leading miniaturists of the time—all newly photographed for this catalog. Descriptions and genealogical tables cast light on the central role miniatures occupied in sustaining Victoria’s contact with her extended family throughout Europe, particularly in the etiquette surrounding bereavement. The first detailed treatment of Victorian-age portrait miniatures, this catalog traces the last great flourish of the art form.

Charlotte Gere | Apollo

"The neglected subject of Victorian miniatures is deftly explored in this sumptuous catalogue."—Apollo magazine

Contents
Two-Volume Set

Foreword by Desmond Shawe-Taylor
Preface
Notes on the Catalogue
Introduction

The Catalogue (spans Volumes I and II)

Concordance
Inventories and Other Primary Sources
Index of References to Related Works
Abbreviations and Bibliography
Exhibitions
Index of Artists
Index of Sitters
General Index
Genealogical Tables
1  The Royal House of Hanover and Windsor
2  The Ducal House of Saxe-Coburg
3  The Royal House of Orléans
4  The Royal House of Prussia
5 The Royal House of Denmark
6 The Imperial Family of Russia
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