This four-volume work by Gustav Friedrich Waagen (1794-1868), edited and translated by Lady Eastlake (1809-93), was published between 1854 and 1857. As Waagen explains in his preface to the first volume, he had previously published an account of his experiences on his first visit to Britain in 1835, but this new and longer work was addressed primarily to a British audience. It also differs in that the earlier work was more of a general travelogue, whereas these volumes, after an introductory essay, provide a more detailed catalogue - albeit in epistolary form - of works of art in public and private collections. Waagen (along with Johann David Passavant, whose work is also reissued in this series) was crucial to the adoption in Britain of the new approach to art history pioneered by German scholars, and his work is still consulted on matters of provenance and quality.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)|
Table of Contents
Volume 1: Preface; 1. Passage to London; 2. Physiognomy of London; 3. The British Museum; 4. Townley Collection; 5. Byzantine Mss.; 6. Anglo-Saxon and English Mss.; 7. German Mss.; 8. Drawings by the Old Masters in the British Museum; 9. Niello plates; 10. The National Gallery; 11. Pictures of the English school in Marlborough House; 12. Works of art at the Royal Academy. Volume 2: 13. Buckingham Palace; 14. Stafford House; 15. Devonshire House; 16. Lansdowne House; 17. Mr Holford's collection; 18. Pictures belonging to the Marquis of Breadalbane; 19. Apsley House; 20. Drawings by Flaxman in possession of Miss Denman; 21. Collections in the environs of London; 22. Objects of art belonging to the Rev. E. Coleridge. Volume 3: 23. Stanstead House; 24. Oxford; 25. Winchester cathedral and College; 26. Bath; 27. Birmingham; 28. Edinburgh; 29. York; 30. Chatsworth; 31. Alton Towers; 32. Holkham House; 33. Cambridge. Volume 4: Preface; 1. Supplement to the British Museum; 2. National Gallery; 3. Lord Overstone's collection; 4. Collection of pictures in Kensington Palace; 5. Sir Culling Eardley's collection; 6. Collection of pictures belonging to Rev. Mr Heath; 7. Collection of pictures belonging to Vernon Harcourt, Esq.; 8. Pictures belonging to H. D. Seymour, Esq.; 9. Objects of art in Edinburgh; 10. Alnwick Castle; Index.