The Artist and The Country House
The Artist and the Country House
London: Philip Wilson for Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1979.
A fascinating history of country house and garden view painting in Britain from 1540 to 1870.
376 pages. This exhaustive study encompasses several genres of painting, including a topographical history of garden design, as the author studies the popular tradition of 'estate portraiture'.
With 420 black and white illustrations and 26 color plates.