Belvoir Castle: A Thousand Years of Family Art and Architecture

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9780711230521: Belvoir Castle: A Thousand Years of Family Art and Architecture

Belvoir Castle is one of the least known great houses in Britain. Rising like a fairy palace over the plains of the Vale of Belvoir in Leicestershire, and dating back originally to 1067, it is the home of the Duke of Rutland. Both one of the finest regency residences in England and a treasure trove of great paintings and furniture, the castle also houses an important collection of porcelain, silks and tapestries, sculptures and paintings. In this beautiful book, the Duchess of Rutland tells the story of the house, its contents, and its inhabitants for the first time, detailing examples of fine French furniture, Italian sculpture, and paintings by Gainsborough, Reynolds, Holbein, and Poussin. Aided by hundreds of both color and black-and-white photographs, the Duchess traces the history of the 36 generations of the family who have lived there, and proves an expert guide through the castle's gorgeous rooms and collections.

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About the Author:

Jane Pruden is a freelance writer specialising in country issues, field sports, health and food. She is a regular contributor to local and national magazines including Fieldsports and Scottish Sporting Gazette.

Review:

The first modern book to be published about this glorious ancestral home on its romantic hilltop site. The Duchess of Rutland takes us on a personal guided tour that includes family history and sumptously decorated rooms with great paintings and elegant furniture. Excellent photographs by Nick McCann and Rupert Watts. Stunning. --Derbyshire Life (UK)

This collector's item will have appeal for many different readers. Whether you're after a historical biography, a nose behind the scenes of England's most magnificent Regency house, an account of modern aristocratic life, or even a catalog of classic country home interior design, this will hit the spot on many levels. Recommended. --ETC

Like its authoress, it is a stylish, informative, and charmingly candid companion to the splendors of her preposterous chivalric pile, but this is also a personal tour, which tells us something of what it's like to live in this vast house. --Country Life

An engaging and elegant portrait that should bring a fascinating house and its history the attention it deserves. -- The Field

This collector's item will have appeal for many different readers. Whether you're after a historical biography, a nose behind the scenes of England's most magnificent Regency house, an account of modern aristocratic life, or even a catalog of classic country home interior design, this will hit the spot on many levels. Recommended. --Melton Times

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