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The First Georgians

Art and Monarchy 1714-1760

Desmond Shawe-Taylor

480 pages

A visually spectacular catalogue

John Martin Robinson, The Art Newspaper

Cover for The First Georgians©

Hardback, 270 × 235 mm, Over 300 colour illustrations
ISBN 978 1 905686 79 7

The First Georgians examines a hitherto little regarded period of British history: the reigns of George I (1714–27) and George II (1727–60).

This was a period during which Britain was arguably the most advanced country in Europe, yet was undergoing a social and economic revolution that affected almost every facet of its political, intellectual and cultural life.

This comprehensive study considers the artistic patronage of the first Hanoverian monarchs, as well as the works acquired by Queen Caroline and Frederick, Prince of Wales, many of which have never been illustrated or catalogued fully before.

Desmond Shawe-Taylor is Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures.

The First Georgians
Explores royal patronage and taste in the reigns of George I and George II

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