A Royal Passion

Including more than 150 color images—several rarely seen before—drawn from the Royal Collection and the J. Paul Getty Museum, this volume accompanies an exhibition of the same name, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from February 4 to ...

A Royal Passion

A Royal Passion

In January 1839, photography was announced to the world. Two years prior, a young Queen Victoria ascended to the throne of Great Britain and Ireland. These two events, while seemingly unrelated, marked the beginnings of a relationship that continued throughout the nineteenth century and helped construct the image of an entire age. A Royal Passion explores the connections between photography and the monarchy through Victoria’s embrace of the new medium and her portrayal through the lens. Together with Prince Albert, her beloved husband, the Queen amassed one of the earliest collections of photographs, including works by renowned photographers such as Roger Fenton, Gustave Le Gray, and Julia Margaret Cameron. Victoria was also the first British monarch to have her life recorded by the camera: images of her as wife, mother, widow, and empress proliferated around the world at a time when the British Empire spanned the globe. The featured essays consider Victoria’s role in shaping the history of photography as well as photography’s role in shaping the image of the Queen. Including more than 150 color images—several rarely seen before—drawn from the Royal Collection and the J. Paul Getty Museum, this volume accompanies an exhibition of the same name, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from February 4 to June 20, 2014.

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A Royal Passion
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Anne M. Lyden
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-04 - Publisher: Getty Publications

In January 1839, photography was announced to the world. Two years prior, a young Queen Victoria ascended to the throne of Great Britain and Ireland. These two events, while seemingly unrelated, marked the beginnings of a relationship that continued throughout the nineteenth century and helped construct the image of an
Sons and Heirs
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Heidi Mehrkens, Frank Lorenz Müller
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-20 - Publisher: Springer

Bringing together an international team of specialists, this volume considers the place of royal heirs within their families, their education and accommodation, their ability to overcome succession crises, the consequences of the death of an heir and finally the roles royal heirs played during the First World War.
A Perfect Chemistry
Language: en
Pages: 120
Authors: Anne M. Lyden
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-24 - Publisher: Gallery of Scotland

The book accompanies an exhibition to be held at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh from 27 May to 1 October 2017 before touring internationallySumptuous, high-quality, full-colour platesThis is one of the world's most important collections of early photographyFeaturing numerous views of Edinburgh, its development and its inhabitants Pioneering Edinburgh
The Photo Review
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Stephen Perloff
Categories: Photography, Artistic
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher:

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The British Journal of Photography
Language: en
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