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Art Union of Glasgow Presentation Work: 'Mary, Queen of Scots'

£2,200.00

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**Cover has faded in time. Some markings. Slight foxing to pages but text and images are broadly intact**

In 1867 the Glasgow Art Union commissioned Robert Herdman to paint four pictures to illustrate episodes from of the life of Mary, Queen of Scots. The literary source for the pictures was the popular poem about Mary by the Glaswegian lawyer Henry Glassford Bell. In 1863 the Queen’s Theatre in Edinburgh had staged a series of ‘tableaux vivants’ based on Bell’s poem. The success of these performances may well have prompted the Art Union’s commission to Herdman.

This tableaux constituted the Presentation Work of the Art Union in the year 1867-68. It features Bell's poem in full alongside four large scale prints of Herdman's paintings, photographed by Thomas Annan.

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Author(s):
Henry Glassford Bell
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Glasgow Art Union

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**Cover has faded in time. Some markings. Slight foxing to pages but text and images are broadly intact**

In 1867 the Glasgow Art Union commissioned Robert Herdman to paint four pictures to illustrate episodes from of the life of Mary, Queen of Scots. The literary source for the pictures was the popular poem about Mary by the Glaswegian lawyer Henry Glassford Bell. In 1863 the Queen’s Theatre in Edinburgh had staged a series of ‘tableaux vivants’ based on Bell’s poem. The success of these performances may well have prompted the Art Union’s commission to Herdman.

This tableaux constituted the Presentation Work of the Art Union in the year 1867-68. It features Bell's poem in full alongside four large scale prints of Herdman's paintings, photographed by Thomas Annan.

Lovingly sourced from our donations and listed online by our team of volunteers.

Author(s):
Henry Glassford Bell
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Glasgow Art Union

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