Wallace Collection

Theatres of Life: Drawings from the Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor

200 pages, paperback, 260 x 216 mm, 80 colour illustrations
PRICE: £25.00
ISBN: 978 1 903470 72 5

 

This catalogue accompanied the first ever loan exhibition of drawings from Waddesdon Manor, the house that was built and furnished by Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1989) to show off his works of art and to entertain the fashionable world. Read more


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