Magnificent Marble Statutes: A Guide to the Sculpture at the Mansion House
This volume is the second in the three-part series on the treasures of Mansion House: home to incredible artwork, extravagant bejewelled ornaments, magnificent sculptures and the Lord Mayor too! The Harold Samuel Collection: A Guide to the Dutch and Flemish Pictures at the Mansion House and The Honour and Grandeur: Regalia, Gold and Silver at the Mansion House offer further insight about this historic Mansion.
The Mansion House is home to one of the capital's finest collections of British sculpture from the 18th and 19th centuries. Forming part of the spectacular setting for official functions, home to busy offices as well as the Lord Mayor and his family, the sculpture ranges from handsome chimneypieces and elaborate stuccowork wall decorations to heroic single statues of figures featured throughout British literature and history.
The range and variety found within this book is exceptional; these magnificent marble statues are beautifully illustrated within their historic settings and the subjects of the sculptures, the stories behind the commissions and the importance of the artists themselves are superbly described by the V&A's very own Julius Byrant.
A unique insight to the challenges and delights of living, working and raising a family in Mansion House is also given in an introductory essay by the Lady Mayoress, Clare Gifford.
Authors : Julius Bryant with Clare Gifford
Publication Date : 2013
Publisher : Paul Holberton Publishing
ISBN : 9781907372551