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Splendours of the subcontinent : a prince's tour of India, 1875-6 / by Kajal Meghani.

Author/Creator:
Meghani, Kajal, author.
Publication:
London : Royal Collection Trust, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
215 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Other Title:
Prince's tour of India, 1875-6
Subjects:
Royal Collection Trust -- Catalogs.
Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910 -- Travel -- South Asia.
Decorative arts -- South Asia -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Armor -- South Asia -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910.
Royal Collection Trust.
Armor.
Decorative arts.
Travel.
South Asia.
Form/Genre:
Catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Summary:
"In October 1875, Edward VII, then Prince of Wales, set off on a four-month tour of the Indian subcontinent. During his travels the Prince was presented with a wide array of beautiful gifts ranging from brooches to swords and from military figures to an articulated golden fish. Each item was intricately wrought, often in precious metals with jewel-encrusted details. Not only did the presentation of these pieces forge a personal link between the Prince and the gift-giver, but as a collection, these exquisite objects proved to be highly influential on European taste and design. This ... publication presents the reader with a miscellany of South Asian works of art, through which the author tells the story of the Prince's journey and the history of these intriguing objects"--Jacket.
Contents:
Jewellery
Addresses
Courtly objects
Arms and armour
Curios.
Notes:
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, March 11-June 18, 2017; at the New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester, July 8-October 29, 2017; and at the Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, December 15, 2017-April 15, 2018.
Author from dust jacket and Royal Collection Trust WWW site; exhibition information from the Royal Collection Trust WWW site (viewed June 2, 2017).
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Cartwright Hall (Bradford, West Yorkshire, England), host institution.
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery (Leicester, England), host institution.
Queen's Gallery (Edinburgh, Scotland), host institution.
ISBN:
9781909741423
1909741426
OCLC:
957507777