The Decorations Of The Garden-pavilion In The Ground Of Buckingham Palace.
John Murray; Longman and Co,; P and D. Colnaghi: F. G. Moon: and L. Gruner, 183, Regent Street.
Engraved under the superintendence of l. gruner. with an introduction by mrs jameson. [board title:] her majesty's pavilion in buckingham gardens.
Folio. 13.75 x 18 inches. 11 +  pp. letterpress. Bound in original green cloth, gilt. Extremities worn and minor pest damage to lower page edges not affecting page edges; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by engraved title and by 18 engraved plates, including 15 in black and white and three chromolithographs, heightened by hand, repeating the same subjects. A volume to record the decoration of the garden pavilion at Buckingham Palace ordered by Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort.?The work was carried out to encourage the wider use of fresco painting in Britain. The large octagon room was painted with scenes from Milton's Comus and the two smaller rooms were based on the Pompeian and Romantic styles, the latter including designs by Gruner derived from the novels of Sir Walter Scott (The arts applied. A catalogue of books No. 29 (Weinreb, 1975). Ludwig Gruner (1802-82) was a German engraver and art historian, who worked in Britain during this period and had the confidence of the Prince Consort. Anna Brownell Jameson (1794-1860) was an Anglo-Irish art historian. Some copies of this work recorded in Library Hub have up to six chromolithograph plates out of the total of fifteen. Our copy is unusual in having both colour and black and white versions of three plates.
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