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The Resource Queen Anne : patroness of arts, James Anderson Winn

Queen Anne : patroness of arts, James Anderson Winn

Label
Queen Anne : patroness of arts
Title
Queen Anne
Title remainder
patroness of arts
Statement of responsibility
James Anderson Winn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As the last Stuart monarch, Queen Anne (1665-1714) received the education thought proper for a princess, reading plays and poetry in English and French while learning dancing, singing, acting, drawing, and instrumental music. As an adult, she played the guitar and the harpsichord, danced regularly, and took a connoisseur's interest in all the arts. In this comprehensive interdisciplinary biography, James Winn tells the story of Anne's life in new breadth and detail, and in unprecedented cultural context. Winn shows how poets, painters, and musicians used the works they made for Anne to send overt and covert political messages to the queen, the court, the church, and Parliament. Their works also illustrate the pathos of Anne's personal life: the loss of her mother when she was six, her troubled relations with her father and her sister (James II and Mary II), and her own doomed efforts to produce an heir. Her eighteen pregnancies produced only one child who lived past infancy; his death at the age of eleven, mourned by poets, was a blow from which Anne never fully recovered. Her close friendship with Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, a topic of scabrous ballads and fictions, ended in bitter discord; the death of her husband in 1708 left her emotionally isolated; and the wrangling among her chief ministers hastened her death. Richly illustrated with visual and musical examples, Queen Anne draws on works by a wide array of artists-among them the composer George Frideric Handel, the poet Alexander Pope, the painter Godfrey Kneller, and the architect Christopher Wren-to shed new light on Anne's life and reign. This is the definitive biography of Queen Anne. --Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winn, James Anderson
Dewey number
  • 941.069092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA495
LC item number
.W56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anne
  • Anne
  • Great Britain
  • Queens
  • Anne
  • Art patronage
  • Queens
  • Great Britain
Label
Queen Anne : patroness of arts, James Anderson Winn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 747-769) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A little star -- Hail, welcome prince -- Pray for the peace of Jerusalem -- She reigns without a crown -- Sweet remembrance shall Remain -- Entirely english -- Dominion over the mighty -- What fruits from our divisions spring -- The breath of our nostrils -- To fix a lasting peace on earth -- All a nation could require
Control code
862792292
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xxi, 792 pages
Isbn
9780199372195
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013044384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)862792292
Label
Queen Anne : patroness of arts, James Anderson Winn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 747-769) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A little star -- Hail, welcome prince -- Pray for the peace of Jerusalem -- She reigns without a crown -- Sweet remembrance shall Remain -- Entirely english -- Dominion over the mighty -- What fruits from our divisions spring -- The breath of our nostrils -- To fix a lasting peace on earth -- All a nation could require
Control code
862792292
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xxi, 792 pages
Isbn
9780199372195
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013044384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)862792292

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