Release on 2021-10-07 | by The Duchess of Devonshire
'Chatsworth, Arcadia, Now' tells the story of this extraordinary place through seven scenes from its life, alongside a stunning photographic portrait of the house and its collections, captured at a moment of high optimism in its long ...
Author: The Duchess of Devonshire
Publisher: Particular Books
No house embodies the spirit of one dynasty better than Chatsworth. Set in an unspoilt Derbyshire valley, surrounded by wild moorland, and home to the Cavendish family for sixteen generations, this treasure house is filled with works of art and objects-from Nicolas Poussin's Et in Arcadia Ego and Antonio Canova's Endymion to great contemporary paintings by Lucian Freud and David Hockney-which have all, in their time, represented the very best of the new. As Stoker Cavendish, the twelfth Duke of Devonshire, likes to point out: 'Everything was new once.'0Following the completion of a decade-long programme of renovations, the exterior of Chatsworth is gleaming, its stone facade newly cleaned and its window frames freshly gilded. Inside, through the inspired juxtaposition of old and modern, its rooms fizz with creative energy. 'Chatsworth, Arcadia, Now' tells the story of this extraordinary place through seven scenes from its life, alongside a stunning photographic portrait of the house and its collections, captured at a moment of high optimism in its long history.
This stunning volume provides an enchanting visit to one of the most storied and beautiful English country houses.
Author: John-Paul Stonard
Publisher: Rizzoli Electa
This stunning volume provides an enchanting visit to one of the most storied and beautiful English country houses. No place embodies the spirit of the English country house better than Chatsworth. From best-selling books such as Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshireand Chatsworth: The House by Deborah Mitford, the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, American audiences have long been transfixed by this remarkable place and its extraordinary collection of art and decorative objects. Today, Chatsworth's facade is newly cleaned and its windows freshly gilded. The forward-looking current Duke of Devonshire, who likes to say that "everything was new once," has redone the public and private rooms. This tour-de-force volume is his telling of the story of Chatsworth through seven historical periods accompanied by stunning photo-graphic portraits of the house, its collections, and the grounds. Chatsworth contains countless treasures from Nicolas Poussin's Et in Arcadia Ego and Antonio Canova's Endymion to seminal modern works by Lucian Freud and David Hockney. Though filled with works from different time periods, the collection represents the very best of the "new" from each artistic era.
Release on 2005-11-21 | by Giovanni Pietro Bellori
... 311 Birth of Adonis ( G. B. Marino ; C. Massimo ; now Windsor Castle ... 311 Et in Arcadia Ego ( now Chatsworth , duke of Devonshire ) , 329 Et in ...
Author: Giovanni Pietro Bellori
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This is the first complete translation of the biographies of fifteen artists, including Annibale Carracci, Carvaggio, Rubens, Van Dyck, and Poussin, written by the seventeenth-century antiquarian Giovan Pietro Bellori. Originally conceived as a continuation of Vasari's famous Lives, it is a fundamental source for seventeenth-century Italian art and artistic theory, providing detailed descriptions of extant and lost works of art, while casting light on the cultural politics of contemporary Rome and the relations between Rome and France. The importance of Bellori's Lives lies in the scrupulous documentation of artists, many of whom he knew personally; the author's detailed descriptions of their works; and his exposition of the classicist theory of art in the introductory lecture, the Idea. This volume contains the twelve Lives published in the original edition of 1672 and three Lives (Guido Reni, Andrea Sacchi, and Carlo Maratti) that survive in manuscript form and that were published for the first time in 1942.
Entitled Et in Arcadia Ego (also known as Les Bergers d'Acadie [The ... of The Shepherds of Arcadia, which now rests in Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, ...
Author: William F. Mann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Reveals the true nature of the secret science the Templars discovered in the Holy Land that was the key to their power • Shows the cartographic knowledge that allowed the Templars to cross the Atlantic and establish settlements in the New World • Explains the connection of the Templar meridians to the journey of Lewis and Clark • Shows the role played by secret societies in the establishment of the United States The most enduring mystery surrounding the Templars concerns the nature and whereabouts of their great treasure. Whereas many believe this lost treasure contains knowledge of the bloodline of Christ, William F. Mann shows that it actually consists of an ancient science developed before the Great Flood--knowledge discovered by the Templars in the Holy Land during the Crusades and still extant today in Templar/Masonic ritual. Among other things, this knowledge enabled the Order to establish accurate latitudinal and longitudinal positions long before the foundations of the current science were laid in the seventeenth century. This allowed them to cross the Atlantic to reach the New World, where they established secret settlements and mining operations that gave them a limitless supply of precious metals and a military edge over their opponents. Pursued farther into the interior of the North American continent by their adversaries from the Old World, the Templars left artifacts, relics, and information caches at key sites, confident that future initiates could use their understanding of the science of meridians and ley lines to locate them. The author points out that not only did future masons such as Jefferson and Washington use this science as the basis of their designs for Monticello and Washington, D.C., but the true motive of the expedition of Lewis and Clark was to identify the meridians mapped by the Templars and to search for the final resting place of Prince Henry Sinclair--where the great Templar treasure could also be found.
He moved to Chatsworth from Jersey City, with his newborn son Albert Charles Ammon, to a house on the old farm located on Barnegat Road, now Route 532.
Author: Ellen V. Fayer
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Chatsworth, a small village in the New Jersey Pinelands, was known as Shamong until 1901. The community traces its beginning to the early 1700s, when settlers mined and forged bog iron to make cannonballs for the American Revolution, and farming was the primary source of income. In the mid-1800s, Chatsworth was a popular stopping point for stagecoach travelers to the Jersey Shore. The arrival of the railroad removed the remoteness of the village and captured the attention of people throughout the country. Prince Mario Ruspoli de Poggio-Suasa, an attaché of the Italian embassy in Washington, D.C., built an elegant villa at the lake. Soon after, the exquisite Chatsworth Country Club was built and counted among its membership a sitting vice president of the United States. It was during this period that Chatsworth played a dominant role in the development of the cranberry industry and began attracting hunters and others seeking recreational opportunities in the Pinelands. The cultivated blueberry industry also had its beginnings in Chatsworth in the 1930s.
(101 x 82 cm) with additions, Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth. Chatsworth Settlement Trustees Oil on canvas, transferred to panel, 1;'/8 x 15 in. now ...
Author: Pierre Rosenberg
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Category: Classicism in art
"The work of the great French painter Nicolas Poussin (15941665) is most often associated with classically inspired settings and figures depicting solemn scenes from mythology or the Bible. Yet he also created some of the most influential landscapes in Western art, endowing them with a poetic quality that has been admired by artists as different as Constable, Turner, and Ce;zanne. As the British critic William Hazlitt noted in 1844, 'This great and learned man might be said to see nature through the glass of time'. This beautiful catalogue presents the first in-depth examination of Poussin's landscapes. Featured here are more than 40 paintings, ranging from the artist's early Venetian-inspired pastorals to his grandly structured and austere works, designed as metaphors or allegories for the processes of nature. Also included are approximately 60 drawings and essays by internationally renowned scholars who examine the painter's visual, literary, and philosophical influences as well as his relationships with his patrons and his place in the art-historical canon."--Publisher description.
This painting has in fact been recognised as the precursor to Poussin'sfirst version on the “Death in Arcadia” theme, now in Chatsworth House in England, ...
Author: P.J. Blake
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
In January 1996, Eric Hargrave, a notorious forger who claims to have produced more than a thousand Old Master drawings, is found lying unconscious in a street in Rome. When he dies in hospital a couple of days later, Alberto Conti, an inspector from the Commissariato of Trastevere, is put in charge of the investigation. Conti begins to understand that with Hargrave, nothing is to be taken at face value; neither the forger’s claims nor his work. It comes to light that the artist had been working on a new book shortly before his mysterious death – a book that could expose the many forged works hanging in museums around the world, and one that is now missing… Conti’s search is going nowhere, even with the help of Guilia Vasari, a friend of Hargrave’s who is keen to find the manuscript. When the book eventually appears in the hands of a London art dealer, there are many questions left for the inspector to answer but political pressure soon forces him to close the investigation. As the forger’s posthumous book is being readied for publication, an unexpected turn of events sheds new light on Hargrave’s dealings and a possible cause of his death. But will it be enough to reopen the case? In the Shadow of an Old Master is a thrilling read for anyone interested in the complex and sometimes murky dealings behind the glossy catalogues of auction houses or museum exhibitions and the havoc forgeries can cause in prominent auctions and gallery sales. After all, who hasn’t dreamt of buying an artwork for a few pounds, only to find out it is a lost masterpiece worth a fortune?
Both pictures are now in the State Music Room at Chatsworth . 26. ... Poussin's Et in Arcadia Ego , now at Chatsworth , had been brought from Rome to Paris ...
Author: Edward T. Corp
Category: Literary Collections
The final contribution is by Jane Clark. Her work contains the eagerly-awaited new evidence to support the thesis that Lord Burlington, despite his Whig appearances, was in reality a secret Jacobite. There are political essays which explore his direct links with the exiled Jacobite King; essays examining his patronage of artists, architects, writers, and the implications of his own architectural masterpiece, Chiswick House, among others.
... even tribute to, Poussin, recalling as it does the paintings that are now entitled Et in Arcadia Ego (Chatsworth; Paris, Louvre), which depict shepherds ...
The Exemplary Hercules explores the reception of the ancient Greek hero Herakles – the Roman Hercules – in European culture from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment and beyond, raising questions about his role as model of the princely ruler.
In the first version , referred to as the Chatsworth work , the Arcadians ... that once enjoyed the pleasures which they now enjoy , and whose monument ...
Author: Louis Marin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
The work of the eminent French cultural critic Louis Marin (1931-92) is becoming increasingly important to English-speaking scholars concerned with issues of representation. To Destroy Painting, first published in France in 1977, marks a milestone in Marin's thought about the aims of painting in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. A meditation on the work of Poussin and Caravaggio and on their milieux, the book explores a number of notions implied by theories of painting and offers insight into the aims and effects of visual representaion.
... ego, changes between the Chatsworth and Louvre versions. ... too, death—am in Arcadia” In the later Louvre version, now with no skull, it is the dead ...
Author: Thomas M. Kavanagh
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The literature and art of the French Enlightenment is everywhere marked by an intense awareness of the moment. The parallel projects of living in, representing, and learning from the moment run through the Enlightenment's endeavors as tokens of an ambition and a heritage imposing its only and ultimately impossible cohesion. In this illuminating study, Thomas M. Kavanagh argues that Enlightenment culture and its tensions, contradictions, and achievements flow from a subversive attention to the present as present, freed from the weight of past and future. Examining a wide sweep of literary and artistic culture, Kavanagh argues against the traditional view of the Age of Reason as one of coherent, recognizable ideology expressed in a structured narrative form. In literature, he analyzes the moment at work in the inebriating lightness of Marivaux's repartee; the new-found freedom of Lahontan's and Rousseau's ideals of a consciousness limited to the present; Diderot's championing of Epicurean epistemology; Graffigny's portrayal of abrupt cultural displacement; and Casanova's penchant for chance's redefining moment. The moment in art theory and practice is explored in such forms as de Piles's defense of color; Du Bos's foregrounding of perception; Watteau's indulgence in a corporeal present; Chardin's dismantling of mimesis; and Boucher's and Fragonard's thematics of desire.
Bas-relief of Chatsworth Hall inscribed Poussin's epitaph on a tomb version ... “I too, Shepherds! in Arcadia Dwelt” is the refrain of Felicia Hemans's poem ...
Author: Thomas W. Laqueur
Publisher: Princeton University Press
The meaning of our concern for mortal remains—from antiquity through the twentieth century The Greek philosopher Diogenes said that when he died his body should be tossed over the city walls for beasts to scavenge. Why should he or anyone else care what became of his corpse? In The Work of the Dead, acclaimed cultural historian Thomas Laqueur examines why humanity has universally rejected Diogenes's argument. No culture has been indifferent to mortal remains. Even in our supposedly disenchanted scientific age, the dead body still matters—for individuals, communities, and nations. A remarkably ambitious history, The Work of the Dead offers a compelling and richly detailed account of how and why the living have cared for the dead, from antiquity to the twentieth century. The book draws on a vast range of sources—from mortuary archaeology, medical tracts, letters, songs, poems, and novels to painting and landscapes in order to recover the work that the dead do for the living: making human communities that connect the past and the future. Laqueur shows how the churchyard became the dominant resting place of the dead during the Middle Ages and why the cemetery largely supplanted it during the modern period. He traces how and why since the nineteenth century we have come to gather the names of the dead on great lists and memorials and why being buried without a name has become so disturbing. And finally, he tells how modern cremation, begun as a fantasy of stripping death of its history, ultimately failed—and how even the ashes of the victims of the Holocaust have been preserved in culture. A fascinating chronicle of how we shape the dead and are in turn shaped by them, this is a landmark work of cultural history.