Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother had a life-long love of art. Over the course of many years she formed a diverse collection of watercolours and drawings. From the first portrait of the young Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, to watercolours presented on her hundredth birthday, the works in this exhibition were personal treasures.
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's pleasure in the company of artists and her intuitive response to their work made her an adventurous collector and a progressive patron. Her collection included works by some of the most important British artists of the twentieth century, including John Piper, Augustus John, David Jones and John Bratby.
This is the first catalogue devoted to the extraordinary art collection formed by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. The watercolours and drawings illustrated here, many for the first time, reflect...
The watercolors and drawings reflect the wide range of Queen Elizabeth's interests and her enthusiastic patronage of contemporary artists from the 1930s onwards. ...more Get A Copy Amazon Stores Libraries Paperback, 192 pages Published July 25th 2005 by Royal Collection Enterprises Ltd More Details... Edit Details Friend Reviews
Watercolours and drawings from the collection of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother / Susan Owens. Published/Created: London : Royal Collection Enterprises, c2005. Physical Description: 191 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. Holdings: Reference Library N5247.E55 O84 2005 (LC) Accessible in the Reference Library [ Hours]
Synopsis of Watercolours and Drawings from the Collection of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. This is the first book devoted to the personal collection of Queen Elizabeth. The watercolors and drawings reflect the wide range of Queen Elizabeth's interests and her enthusiastic patronage of contemporary artists from the 1930s onwards.
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was a keen collector of modern British pictures. This newly researched account of the watercolours and drawings in her collection reveals the wide range of Queen Elizabeth's interests and her enthusiastic support for contemporary British artists from the 1930s onwards.
- Susan Owens