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Book Title: Below Stairs: 400 Years of Servants' Portraits|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.13 MB
v The author of the book: Giles Waterfield
Edition: National Portrait Gallery
Date of issue: July 12th 2006
ISBN 13: 9781855145092
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Read full description of the books Below Stairs: 400 Years of Servants' Portraits:I have been watching Downton Abbey on PBS for the last couple of months.
I love Julian Fellows and he wrote the intro to this book.
This book truly explained the emergence of servants in England.
The footman description was particularly interesting.
And the English system worked to establish security for both sides of the system.
After I read this book I understood the complexities of the English caste system.
The book included beautiful paintings of servants over a 400 year period.
King George I had a black slave Mehemet whom he ennobled and promoted him to the Groom of the King's Chamber and Keeper of the Closet.
Queen Victoria defied her court by having Munshi Abdul Karim teach her Hindu.
Read information about the authorGiles Waterfield was an independent curator and writer, Director of Royal Collection Studies and Associate Lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art. He was formerly Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery. He was a trustee of the Charleston Trust and a member of the National Trust Arts Panel and the Advisory Panel of the National Heritage Memorial Fund.
Giles curated exhibitions including Art Treasures of England and The Artist’s Studio. His publications include Soane and After, Palaces of Art, Art for the People, and Art Treasures of England. He delivered the Paul Mellon Lectures on regional museums in Victorian Britain in 2007 and his book The People's Galleries will be published in 2015. He published four novels.
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