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125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust

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An engaging introduction to highlights from the National Trust’s vast collections

Selected by the National Trust’s curators from more than 1.5 million objects in its collections, the featured highlights include an ancient-Egyptian obelisk; Cardinal Wolsey’s purse; the first English globe; one of the earliest surviving sofas; an incredible 18th-century dolls’ house; an elephant automaton; a tent made for a sultan; a dress made of beetle-wing cases; hand-written manuscripts by Beatrix Potter and Virginia Woolf; Rodin’s bust of George Bernard Shaw; rare, early colour photographs of the Sutton Hoo discovery; a sculpture by Barbara Hepworth and paintings by Holbein, Rubens, van Dyck, Rembrandt, Velázquez, Reynolds, Stubbs, Burne-Jones, Monet and Sargent.

Each featured object is accompanied by an illuminating, easy-to-read caption, a timeline of key moments in the Trust’s history and a list of properties housing important collections items appear at the end.

Details
  • Author: Tarnya Cooper
  • Hardcover: 224 pages | 184 illustrations
  • Date published: July 2021
  • Language: English
  • ISBN:978-0707804538
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 15.7 cm

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