Queen Elizabeth: The Queen Mother at Clarence House

Queen Elizabeth: The Queen Mother at Clarence House by John Cornforth

ISBN10: 0718141911
ISBN13: 978-0718141912
Author: John Cornforth
Title: Queen Elizabeth: The Queen Mother at Clarence House
Publisher: Michael Joseph (June 1, 1999)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1325 kb
Size PDF: 1776 kb
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Queen Elizabeth: The Queen Mother at Clarence House by John Cornforth



Clarence House is well known as the London home of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother for the last four decades. But few people can know what a remarkable atmosphere she has created there and what an extraordinary, wide-ranging and personal collection she has formed.
This book, which has been written with Her Majesty's full approval, is the first description of the house and of Queen Elizabeth's role as a collector.
John Cornforth describes the history of the house and the earlier occupants followed by chapters of great interest on Queen Elizabeth's development as a collector and the influences on her collecting, with particular reference to the history of her own colourful family, the Bowes-Lyons, Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne.
The book then takes the reader through the principal rooms of Clarence House, with a description of the pictures, furniture, porcelain and spectacular plate, highlighting their significance for the Queen Mother and the way in which the collection was formed. Among the collection are a distinguished group of late 19th and 20th century British and French pictures, Royal portraits, 18th century British furniture, Chelsea and Worcester porcelain. The photographs have been taken exclusively for this book.

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