The female influence on George IV's taste and collecting habits

Loske, Alexandra (2019) The female influence on George IV's taste and collecting habits. In: Heard, Kate and Jones, Kathryn (eds.) George IV: Art & Spectacle. Royal Collection Trust, London, pp. 152-159. ISBN 9781900741607

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In his biography of George, Steven Parissien states that his ‘love for art was another characteristic undoubtedly inherited from his father and, more particularly, from his grandfather’ [Frederick, Prince of Wales]. As a collector and patron of the arts, George is also often compared to Charles I. While these male influences are important and indisputable, he was also exposed to a strong female presence in his immediate family and among his ancestors. These women proved formative on the young prince’s developing tastes. This is nowhere more evident than in George’s embracing of the chinoiserie style in architecture and interior decoration, which found its most extreme and joyful expression in the creation of the Royal Pavilion in Brighton.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: patronage, collecting, George IV, Regency, Georgian age, Chinoiserie, visual arts, royalty, women's studies
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR > N5198 Private collections and collectors
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts > NK0001 General
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts > NK0600 History
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts > NK1160 Decoration and ornament. Design
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general > NX0700 Patronage of the arts
Depositing User: Alexandra Loske
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2020 12:20
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2020 12:20
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