Winner of Apollo Magazine's Book of the Year Award 2012
Winner of the Association for Cultural Enterprises BestPublication Award 2012
"An invaluable resource....a very well-conceived and -designed tool that will be of great use to collectors and scholars."
- Guy Wilson, Apollo, July/August 2012
Published on a USB drive, the Complete Digital Catalogue, presents comprehensive catalogue of all the arms and armour held by the Wallace Collection in more than 7000 photographs, ranging from whole pieces to close details and presenting them from multiple angles. This magnificient and visually stunning resource is both rapidly searchable and is fully comprehensive, containing the texts of Sir James Mann's 1962 catalogue of European arms and armour – which remains a fundamental reference work for the collection and for arms and armour studies in general – A.V.B. Norman's 1986 Supplement and every catalogue going back to 1909.
Along with the digital catalogue, the package contains Masterpieces of European Arms and Armour in the Wallace Collection ; an introduction to the collection by Curator of Arms and Armour Tobias Capwell along with David Edge, Armourer and Head of Conservation. This works introduces this significant collection in an armoury historical context highlighting about 70 of the collection’s most interesting objects spanning from before 1400 to after 1800. Among these are: the earliest piece in the collection, a Scandinavian sword dating from the early medieval “Viking age”, a golden tournament helmet of Emperor Ferdinand I from 1555, a dagger from 1599–1600 belonging to French Henri IV, and a flint-lock pistol dating from c. 1738-44 of Prince Louis, Dauphin of France, the eldest son of King Louis XV.
USB drive box set
14,000 hi-res digital images
Authors: Tobias Capwell, David Edge, Sir James Mann & A.V.B Norman
Author(s): Tobias Capwell with David Edge & Jeremy Warren
Publisher: The Wallace Collection
Publication date: 2011
252 pages, 280 x 240 mm,
Illustrations: 250 colour
Book housed in hardbound case with magnetic clasp
ISBN: 978 0 900785 93 1
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