Art Of Power: Masterpieces From The Bute Collection At Mount Stuart by Caitlin BlackwellArt Of Power: Masterpieces From The Bute Collection At Mount Stuart by Caitlin Blackwell

Art Of Power: Masterpieces From The Bute Collection At Mount Stuart

byCaitlin BlackwellContribution byPeter Black, Oliver Cox

Hardcover | May 25, 2017

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This book focuses on the extraordinary Bute Collection at Mount Stuart and its illustrious history. John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, was one of history's most enthusiastic art collectors. As tutor to Prince George, Bute became indispensable to the royal household. Soon after his accession to the throne, the King made Bute Prime Minister—a career that was cut short after the Peace of Paris in 1763. Forced out of London by an angry mob, Bute retired to an estate at Luton, where he spent the rest of his years in private study and amassing a collection of 500 paintings, including major works by Venetian painters such as Tintoretto, Bordone, and Veronese. Bute had a special interest in Dutch and Flemish pictures, building the greatest collection of its kind in Britain. This book features over thirty masterpieces, mainly genre paintings and landscapes, and including jewel-like landscapes by Brueghel and Savery. The collection is housed at the Bute family's Scottish seat, Mount Stuart, on the Isle of Bute. Essays by leading scholars delve into the history of Bute's collection, focusing on his relationship with King George III, and his wide ranging passions, which resulted in rooms filled floor to ceiling with works of art.
Title:Art Of Power: Masterpieces From The Bute Collection At Mount StuartFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:144 pages, 12.06 × 9.75 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:12.06 × 9.75 × 0.75 inPublished:May 25, 2017Publisher:PRESTEL PUBLISHINGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3791356631

ISBN - 13:9783791356631

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