The Wisdom of George the Third

Papers from a Symposium at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace June 2004

Edited with an Introduction by Jonathan Marsden

Edited with an Introduction by Jonathan Marsden

Distributed for Royal Collection Trust

352 pages | color and halftones throughout | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2005
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9781902163727 Published January 2004 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
Papers from a Symposium at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, June 2004.
Contents

Introduction

Abbreviations

 

I    George III in 1760

 

1        George III’s parents: Frederick and Augusta

John Harris

2        Lord Bute and King George III

Francis Russell

3        George III’s State Coach in context

Jonathan Marsden

4        The courts of Hanover and Strelitz

Marcus Köhler

 

II    ‘The Patron of Arts’

 

5        George III and his painters

Christopher Lloyd

6        George III’s acquisitions on the Continent

Jane Roberts

7        Furnishing George III’s palaces

Hugh Roberts

8        Music at the court of George III and Queen Charlotte

Stephen Roe

 

III   Queen Charlotte

 

9        Queen Charlotte and her circle

Clarissa Campbell Orr

10    Queen Charlotte’s jewellery: reconstructing a lost collection

Judy Rudoe

11    Princesses: telling the story

Flora Fraser

12    Dining with George III and Queen Charlotte

Matthew Winterbottom

 

IV  George III and the Institutions

 

13    George III and the Royal Academy of Arts: the politics of culture

Holger Hoock

14    George III and his geographical collection

Peter Barber

15    George III and the Royal Navy

Celina Fox

16    George III, scientific societies, and the changing nature of scientific collecting

Jane Wess

17    George III: Enlightened monarch?

David Watkin

 

Contributors

Photographic acknowledgements

 

 

 

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