Arundel Society

The Arundel Society 1848 - 1897.

Founded in 1848 and named after the connoisseur and collector Thomas Howard, second Earl of Arundel and Surrey. The society was originally the idea of the lawyer Bellenden Ker and was founded at a meeting in the house of the painter Charles Eastlake PRA, attended by Eastlake, Ker, Giovanni Aubrey Bezzi, and Edmund Oldfield. The society's purpose was to promote knowledge of the art works of the old Italian, Flemish, and other European masters. Much of the work of the society consisted of publishing chromolithographs of Italian art works, especially fresco paintings, of earlier centuries and raising public awareness for the preservation of these works. The society was discontinued in 1897.
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Books: 5
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The Chatsworth Raffaelles : a series of 20 autotype reproductions of the Raffaelle drawings in the collection of the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth. With descriptions   - London 1872   
Maynard, Frederic W.   Published under the sanction of the Council of the Arundel Society. Descriptive Notice Of The Drawings And Publications Of The Arundel Society, Arranged In The Order Of Their Issue. By Frederic W. Maynard, Secretary To The Arundel Society. - London: 1869.   
Ruskin, John   Giotto And His Works In Padua: Being An Explanatory Notice of the Series of Woodcuts Executed for the Arundel Society After the Frescoes in the Arena Chapel. By John Ruskin. - [London:] 1854.   
Layard, Austen Henry   The frescoes By Bern: Pinturicchio, In The Collegiate Church Of S. Maria Maggiore, At Spello. - [London] Publication Of The Tenth Year, 1858.   
Arena Chapel, Padua: a series of wood engravings from the frescoes of Giotto, illustrating the lives of the Virgin and our Saviour.   - [London:] 1860.