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Author Bryant, Julius.

Title Kenwood, paintings in the Iveagh Bequest / Julius Bryant.

Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  759.94074 BRYA    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 433 pages : illustrations ; cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Set high on a ridge in historic parkland less than five miles from Trafalgar Square, Kenwood is London's favorite "country house." Remodeled by Robert Adam in the eighteenth century, in 1928 it became the home of the Iveagh Bequest, a superb collection of old master paintings donated by Edward Cecil Guinness, First Earl of Iveagh. The collection includes Rembrandt's most celebrated self-portrait, one of only five Vermeers in Britain, Gainsborough's Countess Howe, and classic works by Reynolds, Romney, Lawrence, and Turner. This handsome book is published to mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of the opening of the Iveagh Bequest and is the first new catalogue of the collection to be produced in fifty years. It discusses each work, revealing details about the portrait subjects, the social circumstances of each commission, and the way that art met the ambitions of artists, patrons, sitters, and collectors. There are also two introductory essays that provide historical background.
Subject Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood (London, England) -- Catalogs.
Painting, European -- Catalogs.
Painting -- England -- London -- Catalogs.
ISBN 0300102062 (hardback : alk. paper)