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Queen Victoria's Army in Color: The British Military Paintings of Orlando Norie

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Orlando Norie is considered to have been one of the foremost illustrators of the British army in the 19th century, with thousands of watercolors to his credit in public and private collections. His pictures are highly sought after and command high prices. Yet his life remained a mystery that is only now being uncovered. Many of these wonderful pictures are revealed here for the first time. The Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection in Brown University Library, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, possesses one of the ...
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Overview

Orlando Norie is considered to have been one of the foremost illustrators of the British army in the 19th century, with thousands of watercolors to his credit in public and private collections. His pictures are highly sought after and command high prices. Yet his life remained a mystery that is only now being uncovered. Many of these wonderful pictures are revealed here for the first time. The Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection in Brown University Library, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, possesses one of the largest, if not the largest public collection of original military watercolors by Orlando Norie. The pictures in the Brown military collection range from single figure uniform studies or composites, to genre and battle scenes and at least one named portrait. These are published as a group for the first time along with Michel Tomaseks masterful account of Nories life, including comments on the artists British pictures by Peter Harrington.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764317767
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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