Georgian England

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Thomas Jefferson at Monticello – To See and be Seen

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Throughout his life Thomas Jefferson was continually putting his house Monticello up or pushing it down as his knowledge and experience of life and architecture expanded.

Royal Collection Exhibitions 2014 – Art, Treasure & Monarchy

Royal Collection Exhibitions 2014 – Art, Treasure & Monarchy

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Shows by the Royal Collection Trust are to coin a Georgian phrase a great gaze and in 2014 go from costume to comic art, poets, photographs & people to painting

A George II Carved Mahogany Side-table Attributed to Giles Grendey courtesy Apter Fredericks, London

18C English Gentleman’s Furniture – Style Nurturing The Soul

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Eighteenth century English gentlemen believed the character of the master of a house can be judged by the manner in which it is arranged decorated and furnished

Negotiating with Nature

Negotiating with Nature

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The eighteenth century in England would become an era of triumph for the contrived and well-laid out park. As it progressed, gardens began to shed their unnatural forms and walls were pulled down to allow gardens to merge with the park, which in turn was landscaped to create a perfect…

Revolutionaries and Romantics – Politics, Poetry and Passion

Revolutionaries and Romantics – Politics, Poetry and Passion

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The late 18th and early 19th century in England, Europe and America was a period of romantics and revolutionaries, politics, poetry, passion and enlightenment