Buckingham Palace: The Interiors by Ashley Hicks

Written and Photographed by Ashley Hicks

 

Ashley Hicks presents a personal exploration of the artistry of Buckingham Palace. Completed in the 18th century by John Nash and Sir Aston Webb, this is an important historical representation of Regent, Victorian, and Edwardian styles within its immense formal spaces ripe with vibrancy, with opulent chambers richly adorned with exquisite art, jewellery, and furniture from the Royal Collection. 

Starting at the Grand Staircase, Hicks leads us through the staterooms, which include the White Drawing Room and the Blue Drawing Room that both overlook the palace gardens; the Ballroom, which is the setting for twenty investiture ceremonies each year; and the Throne Room, used by Queen Victoria for spectacular costume balls in the 1840s. The long, skylit Picture Gallery is hung with important works of art from the Royal Collection by Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, Nicolas Poussin, Anthony van Dyck, Johannes Vermeer, and Canaletto, among others. Decorative furnishings from George IV's exotic Brighton Pavilion lend a fanciful turn to many of the rooms.

 

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256 Pages

Hardcover

Trim Size: 9-1/2 x 12-3/8


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