Cats of the National Trust

Cats of the National Trust

Each entry includes gorgeous photos and accompanying text describing the collection item, person or animal in the photo and their relevance to the Trust.

Author: Amy Feldman

Publisher: National Trust

ISBN: 1911358367

Category: Pets

Page: 112

View: 997

From Sir Winston Churchill to Ellen Terry; Beatrix Potter to Vita Sackville-West: many of the National Trust’s former residents were cat-lovers. Cats of the National Trust explores these feline fanatics and the animals (or animal objects) with which they filled their homes. Each entry includes gorgeous photos and accompanying text describing the collection item, person or animal in the photo and their relevance to the Trust. In Cats of the National Trust, we’ll meet Sir Winston Churchill, who requested that a marmalade cat with a white bib and four white socks should always be in (comfortable) residence at Chartwell, Kent. Thomas Hardy’s ‘Snowdove’ is buried at Max Gate, Dorset; Hardy wrote ‘Last Words to a Dumb Friend’ in eulogy. Discover Victorian actress Ellen Terry, who transported ‘Boo-boo’ between her homes in London and Smallhythe, Kent, and Betty Hussey, who crammed Scotney Castle full of feline objects; its current occupant, a cat named Betsy, can sometimes be found roaming the halls. Together with modern-day examples, Cats of the National Trust is an amusing and heart-warming guide to National Trust pets – and the people who revered them.
Categories: Pets

Cats of the National Trust

Cats of the National Trust

Page 50, 90, 110, 113 © National Trust Images; 10 © National Trust Anglesey Abbey; 19 © National Trust Baddesley Clinton; 25 © National Trust Bodnant Garden ...

Author: Amy Feldman

Publisher: National Trust

ISBN: 9781911358640

Category: Pets

Page: 112

View: 204

Amy Feldman is an editor at the National Trust and the author of several National Trust property guidebooks. She currently has one cat: energetic but endearing tuxedo-patterned Puffin.
Categories: Pets

Van Dyck

Van Dyck

Reproduced by permission of the Chatsworth Settlement Trustees: cats. 38,41,43, 48; fig. ... 34 National Trust Images/Derrick E. Witty: figs.

Author: Stijn Alsteens

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300212051

Category: Art

Page: 307

View: 833

The first major examination of Anthony van Dyck's work as a portraitist and an essential resource on this aspect of his illustrious career This landmark volume is a comprehensive survey of the portrait drawings, paintings, and prints of Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), one of the most celebrated portraitists of all time. His supremely elegant style and ability to convey a sense of a sitter's inner life made him a favored portraitist among high-ranking figures and royalty across Europe, as well as among his fellow artists and art enthusiasts. Showcasing the full range of Van Dyck's fascinating international career with more than 100 works, this catalogue celebrates the artist's versatility, inventiveness, and influential approach to portraiture. Works include preparatory drawings and oil sketches that shed light on Van Dyck's working process, prints that allowed his work to reach a wider audience, and grand painted portraits. Some of the masterpieces are drawn from the exceptional holdings of The Frick Collection, while other works are presented here for the first time. Also included are drawings by some of Van Dyck's contemporaries--including his teacher Peter Paul Rubens--that illuminate the lineage of his working method. With insightful contributions by a team of international scholars, this unparalleled study of Van Dyck offers a compelling case for the distinctiveness and importance of the artist's work.
Categories: Art

Gerard Ter Borch

Gerard Ter Borch

K. Jr Wheelock Arthur, Arthur K. Wheelock (Jr.), National Gallery of Art ... 1 , 2 : Reproductions courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland ; cat .

Author: K. Jr Wheelock Arthur

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300106394

Category: Art

Page: 228

View: 256

Gerard ter Borch (1617-1681) was unequalled among his Dutch peers for capturing the elegance & grace of wealthy Dutch society in his portraiture. A major influence on Vermeer, ter Borch has not received the attention he deserves & this is the first major English language text about his work.
Categories: Art

The National Trust Book of Scones

The National Trust Book of Scones

Chartwell was the first National Trust property I ever visited. ... My second visit to Chartwell was inspired by them getting a new cat.

Author: Sarah Merker

Publisher: National Trust

ISBN: 9781911358329

Category: Cooking

Page: 128

View: 209

Sarah Clelland brings you 50 scone recipes from the National Trust. History is best enjoyed with a scone, as everyone who s visited a National Trust house knows. This book brings you the best of both. Scone obsessive Sarah Clelland has gathered 50 yes 50 scone recipes from National Trust experts around the country. And she s written a quirky guide to 50 National Trust places to delight and entertain you while you bake or eat those blissful treats. Eccentric owners, strange treasures, obscure facts it's all here. Whip up a Triple Chocolate scone while you read about the mechanical elephants at Waddesdon Manor. Or savour an Apple & Cinnamon scone while you absorb the dramatic love life of Henry Cecil of Hanbury Hall. Marvel at a Ightham Mote's Grade 1 listed dog kennel while you savour a Cheese, Spring Onion and Bacon scone. 50 of the best scones in history. And 50 of the best places to read about. You ll never need to leave the kitchen again.
Categories: Cooking

For the Love of A Cat

For the Love of A Cat

McHattie, Grace, That's Cats! A Compendium of Feline Facts, Newton Abbot, 1991 Morris, Desmond, Catlore, London, 1987 National Trust, A Treasury of Cat ...

Author: David St. John Thomas

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458777720

Category: Cat owners

Page: 276

View: 683

Few people can appreciate the joy that being owned by a cat brings better than David St John Thomas - the latest in a long line of publishers and authors to pay homage to the very special cats who have entered their busy lives. This is a book for everyone who really cares about cats. Vividly written, sometimes serious, sometimes light-hearted, anyone who has fallen for a cat, however much against their better judgement, is bound to find it uplifting. While cat people are nice (Hitler couldn't stand them!), the real heroes in this book are naturally the cats themselves. A rich portfolio of feline characters - including the author's own cats - step off the page, or perhaps lie curled in seductive curves on it, so vividly that you can feel their fur and hear their purr! Rich in entertaining anecdotes and asides, For the Love of a Cat will enhance every cat owner's understanding of their feline friend and remind them again and again just how lucky they are to share their lives with this most fascinating of creatures.
Categories: Cat owners

British and Irish Paintings in Public Collections

British and Irish Paintings in Public Collections

John Locke , philosopher Inv.no.114 ; Cat.2004 illust .; lent to Lyme Park , Cheshire , National Trust , Holdaway 1999 no.12.10 . James Butler , 2nd Duke of ...

Author: Christopher Wright

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300117302

Category: Art

Page: 932

View: 939

This book sets a new standard as a work of reference. It covers British and Irish art in public collections from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the end of the nineteenth, and it encompasses nearly 9,000 painters and 90,000 paintings in more than 1,700 separate collections. The book includes as well pictures that are now lost, some as a consequence of the Second World War and others because of de-accessioning, mostly from 1950 to about 1975 when Victorian art was out of fashion. By listing many tens of thousands of previously unpublished works, including around 13,000 which do not yet have any form of attribution, this book becomes a unique and indispensable work of reference, one that will transform the study of British and Irish painting.
Categories: Art

A Book of Cats

A Book of Cats

11 See page xxx for Robert Burns' use of the name 'Bawdrins' for a cat. ... 6 Most of these hangings are in the possession of the National Trust at Oxburgh ...

Author: Dorothy Margaret Stuart

Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN:

Category: Pets

Page:

View: 527

The cat -- a goddess, an enigma, a playmate and a friend. Dorothy M. Stuart approaches her subject along four main roads: archaeology, history, legend and literature. The Ancient Egyptian Mau is here; the enchanted cats of Irish legend; the Gib of Gammer Gurton s Needle. Hodge and Selima, Jeffry and Dinah refused to be left out; but there are less familiar examples, too: the cat which voluntarily shared the Earl of Southampton s captivity in the Tower; the kitten in whose defence John Keats had a stand up fight with a brutal butcher-boy of Hampstead; the delinquent who at dead of night gnawed the strings of her master s lute. Graymalkin, the witches familiar, comes into the picture; and we catch fascinating glimpses of two furry sympathizers licking the tears from Florence Nightingale s cheeks, and of Cardinal Richelieu solemnly adding something on behalf of a cat and her kittens to the modest pension assigned by His Eminence to Mademoiselle Marie de Gournay, Montaigne s polished female friend. Dorothy M. Stuart is better known for her elegant and polished biographies, but in this short book we see a lighter side of her pen in an appreciation of feline company.
Categories: Pets

Visitors to Versailles

Visitors to Versailles

National Trust Images: cat. 86 (photo by John Hammond). Nationalmuseum, Stockholm: fig. 71; cat. 90 (photo by Erik Cornelius); cats.

Author: Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9781588396228

Category: Art

Page: 392

View: 224

What was it like to visit one of the most magnificent courts of Europe? Based on a wealth of contemporary documents and surviving works of art, this lavish book explores the experiences of those who swarmed the palace and grounds of Versailles when it was the seat of the French monarchy. Engaging essays describe methods of transportation, the elaborate codes of dress and etiquette, precious diplomatic gifts, royal audiences, and tours of the palace and gardens. Also presented are the many types of visitors and guests who eagerly made their way to this center of power and culture, including day-trippers and Grand Tourists, European diplomats, overseas ambassadors, incognito travelers, and Americans. Through paintings and portraits, furniture, costumes and uniforms, arms and armor, guidebooks, and other works of art, Visitors to Versailles illuminates what travelers encountered at court and what impressions, gifts, and souvenirs they took home with them. In bringing to life their experiences, this sumptuously illustrated volume reminds us why Versailles has enchanted generations of visitors from the ancien régime to the present day.
Categories: Art

Townend Cumbria

Townend  Cumbria

Each part of Townend tells their story, from the well-used books in their unique and homely library, to the intricate wooden carvings that fill the house and were created by 'the last' George Browne; from the recipes taken from a book ...

Author: Amy Feldman

Publisher:

ISBN: 1911384767

Category:

Page: 40

View: 633

Home to one family for 400 yearsSet within Troutbeck Valley in the heart of the Lake District, Townend may look like a typical slate-and-stone farmhouse - but its survival is anything but ordinary. This guidebook reflects the love and livelihood of the Brownes, who lived and worked at Townend for over 400 years and 12 generations. Each part of Townend tells their story, from the well-used books in their unique and homely library, to the intricate wooden carvings that fill the house and were created by 'the last' George Browne; from the recipes taken from a book written by a former resident in 1699 to the surrounding garden, farmland and valley on which they worked. A compelling insight into an extraordinary farming family.
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Irish Furniture

Irish Furniture

244; Cecil Higgins Art Gallery cat. ... 153; National Museum of Ireland 4, 5, 6, 8; National Trust (Bryan F. Rutledge) cats 5, 6, 10, 51; New Orleans Museum ...

Author: Desmond FitzGerald Glin (Knight of)

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300117158

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 323

View: 404

This lavishly illustrated and comprehensive volume is the first devoted entirely to the subject of Irish furniture and woodwork. It provides a detailed survey—encompassing everything from medieval choir stalls to magnificent drawing-room suites for the great houses—from earliest times to the end of the eighteenth century. The first part of the book presents a chronological history, illustrated with superb examples of Irish furniture and interior carving. In a lively text, the Knight of Glin and James Peill consider a broad range of topics, including a discussion of the influence of Irish craftsmen in the colonies of America. The second part of the book is a fascinating pictorial catalogue of different types of surviving furniture, including chairs, stools, baroque sideboards, elegant tea and games tables, bookcases, and mirrors. The book also features an index of Irish furniture-makers and craftsmen of the eighteenth century, compiled from Dublin newspaper advertisements and other contemporary sources.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

The Great Cat and Dog Massacre

The Great Cat and Dog Massacre

Instead the Animal Defence Society evacuated him to a home in the country.129 James Lees-Milne, the wonderful diarist and National Trust employee ...

Author: Hilda Kean

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226318325

Category: History

Page: 233

View: 252

In 1939, 400,000 cats and dogs were massacred in Britain, their corpses heaped up outside veterinarians offices. Fear of the imminent German blitz led the government to urge pet owners to spare their animal companions so that they would not suffer in the bombing raids. Hilda Kean s gripping narrative of this little-known event includes tales of smuggling pets into bomb shelters, trading bits of cat food on the black market, and preemptively killing thousands of pets at the start of the war to save the food supplies in England. Kean is able to show vividly how pets were an important part of British wartime experience. She pays close attention to animals, both symbolic and actual, arguing that after the pet massacre, human-animal bonds became stronger and closer. In the process of telling this history, Kean necessary complicates the picture of World War II as the good war fought by a nation of good, animal-loving people. Her close use of primary materials (diaries, personal sources, contemporary newspapers, collective public reports on daily life, etc.) gives palpable reality to the animals and their fate at this time. This forgotten aspect of Britain s history makes us rethink accepted accounts of the War and shows the ways in which animal and human histories are inextricably linked. We are also constrained to rethink our assumptions about ourselves and the animals with whom we share our homes."
Categories: History

Pet Care Trust quality assurance standard for pet retailers

Pet Care Trust quality assurance standard for pet retailers

Pet Care Trust. The Hamster Society Website : www.hamsoc.org.uk Cats Protection National Cat Centre Chelwood Gate Haywards Heath Sussex RH17 ZTT Website ...

Author: Pet Care Trust

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0117067881

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 89

View: 116

The Pet Care Trust Quality Assurance Standard for Pet Retailers is a new retail standard for the inspection of pet retailers. It sets out agreed levels of good practice. Participating retailers are independently inspected by the specially trained and qualified staff from SAI Global - one of the largest inspection and certification bodies in the world. This is the first publication in a planned series of standards to apply to a range of pet care specialists. This Quality Assurance Standard for Pet Retailers introduces a common standard for inspection that all pet retailers can follow. It is important both for retailers who sell pets and for those who sell just pet food and accessories and want to prove that their staff training, knowledge and systems are the best.The application of assessment criteria by a third party, in this case SAI Global, benefits the general public, businesses and any animals concerned as it provides the assurance of a shared standard against which retailers are inspected. The Quality Assurance Standards for Pet Retailers will give the pet-owning public reassurance about the health and welfare of the animals and about the specialist knowledge of the approved retailer.This inspection standard has been developed by the Pet Care Trust's Animal Welfare Advisory Group which is made up of pet industry experts and includes a vet, zoologist, small animal breeders, a solicitor versed in animal welfare issues and pet retailers. On the fish section the Pet Care Trust also worked closely with the Ornamental Aquatics Trade Association (OATA).
Categories: Business & Economics

Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology

Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology

... cats Operational 1996 5 animals National Trust for the Cyclura nubila lewisi since 1990 per year Cayman Islands maican iguana Dogs, cats, pigs, ...

Author: Malcolm Gordon

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520240247

Category: Nature

Page: 343

View: 307

A volume of essays describing lab and field experiments that improve our understanding or ability to resolve issues surrounding endangered species and invasive plants and animals.
Categories: Nature

Uncle John s Bathroom Reader History s Lists

Uncle John s Bathroom Reader History s Lists

During his lifetime, Hemingway owned about 30 cats, and as he mentioned in his ... was given to the National Trust, and his family asked that an orange cat ...

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781607106647

Category: Humor

Page: 508

View: 871

Pick any page, and get your history fix! Leave it to Uncle John to find a new way to make history fun and exciting! This quirky collection of lists is the latest volume in the Bathroom Reader’s best-selling history series. These 508 pages will breathe life into history’s most famous (and most unusual) stories. From the Stone Age to the Internet Age, some quick takes on must-know topics that will reveal the surprising connections among history’s greatest--and strangest--events. History buffs, trivia hounds, and readers looking for an educational snack will love this fun format. Here’s what you’ll find in this great book: * 2 famous pioneering trails * 3 one-armed men who lent a hand * 4 famous folks who literally died laughing * 5 horrifying medieval punishments * 6 photographic firsts * 7 hotel rooms where history was made * 8 disgusting secret ingredients * 9 famous trains * 10 places you can’t go * 11 disasters that changed the world * 12 fast food firsts And much, much more!
Categories: Humor

Of Cats and Men

Of Cats and Men

Profiles of History's Great Cat-Loving Artists, Writers, Thinkers, ... When Chartwell was turned over to the National Trust, the Churchill family arranged ...

Author: Sam Kalda

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9780399578458

Category: Humor

Page: 112

View: 531

A stylish, illustrated gift book profiling notable cat-loving men throughout history. Some of history’s greatest men have been cat lovers, and their cats have contributed to their genius and legacy: the static charge from a cat’s fur sparked young Nikola Tesla’s interest in electricity; Sir Isaac Newton is said to have invited the first cat flap; visitors to Ernest Hemingway and Winston Churchill’s homes still encounter the descendants of their beloved cats; William S. Burroughs and Andy Warhol both wrote books inspired by their feline friends. Stylishly illustrated and full of charming, witty profiles and quotes from history’s most notable “cat men,” Of Cats and Men pays tribute to thirty luminaries and visionaries who have one thing in common: a pure and enduring love of cats.
Categories: Humor

Herding Cats

Herding Cats

We were playing at a beautiful National Trust house outside London and I arrived in good time to find a large coach already at the ground, with an ominously ...

Author: Charlie Campbell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472925732

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 141

In 1985 Mike Brearley published The Art of Captaincy, revealing how he steered Middlesex and England to victory with his team of first-class cricketers. He got the absolute best out of his players, inspiring Ian Botham to new heights against the Australians in 1981. Few cricketers have had a greater impact on the amateur game than these two. Every captain would love Brearley's degree in people, as well as a hardhitting all-rounder like Botham. But theirs was a barely recognisable game from the one we play on often dishevelled grounds up and down the country with ragtag teams of ageing, deluded or hungover friends and acquaintances. Now, Charlie Campbell offers us a New Testament to Brearley's Old Testament, as he guides us through the realities of captaining an amateur team. Herding Cats picks its way through the minefield of an amateur's season: from the excitement and hope of pre-season nets, to the desperate scramble to gather 11 players for a frosty game on a far-flung, desolate pitch; from decoding the casual phrase 'I bat a bit', to setting a field of players who can't catch or throw; from handling the most delicate egos, to dealing with a case of the yips; from frequent moments of despair, to sudden and joyful glimpses of unexpected glory. For all those of us who recognise ourselves, our teammates, our friends and partners in the shambling joy of amateur cricket more than in the top-class international game, Campbell lights a path through a weekend world of play at the beating heart of the world's second most popular sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Reading Cats and Dogs

Reading Cats and Dogs

Her estate and properties, covering over 4,300 acres, were given over to the National Trust, along with her prized cattle and sheep.

Author: Zélia M. Bora

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793611079

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 104

Throughout the world, people spend much of their time with animal companions of various kinds, frequently with cats and dogs. What meanings do we make of these relationships? In the ecocritical collection Reading cats and Dogs, a diverse array of scholars considers the philosophy, literature, and film devoted to human relationships with companion species. In addition to illuminating famous animal stories by Beatrix Potter, Jack London, Italo Svevo, and Michael Ondaatje, readers are introduced to the dog poems of Shuntarō Tanikawa, a Turkish documentary on stray cats as neighborhood companions, and the representation of diverse animal companions in Cameroonian novels. Focusing on “Stray and Feral Companions,” “The Usefulness of Companion Animals,” and “Problematizing Companion Animals,” Reading Cats and Dogs aims both to confirm and topple readers’ assumptions about the fellow travelers with whom we share our lives, our streets and fields, and our planet. Fifteen contributors from various countries reveal the aesthetic, ethical, and psychological complexities of our multispecies relationships, demonstrating the richness of ecocritical animal studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Drawings from the Age of Bruegel Rubens and Rembrandt

Drawings from the Age of Bruegel  Rubens  and Rembrandt

Petworth House, Sussex, the Egremont Collection (the National Trust), National Trust 486241. Barnes et al. 2004, cat. IV.188, p. 575, where the portrait is ...

Author: William W. Robinson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300208047

Category: Art

Page: 416

View: 668

This superb book presents 100 notable examples from the Harvard Art Museums’ distinguished collection of Dutch, Flemish, and Netherlandish drawings from the 16th to 18th century. Featuring such masters as Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Peter Paul Rubens, and Rembrandt van Rijn, the volume showcases beautiful color illustrations accompanied by insightful commentary on prevalent styles and techniques. Genres that define this artistic period—landscape, scenes of everyday life, portraiture, and still life—are explored in detail. The book also presents the results of new conservation and technical study, including infrared analysis and scientific examinations of drawing materials. This revelatory new research has allowed previously illegible underdrawings and inscriptions in many of the artworks to surface for the first time, shedding light on longstanding mysteries of production and provenance.
Categories: Art

A Superb Baroque

A Superb Baroque

1; cats. 13–15, fig. 1; cat. 21, fig. 1; cats. 26, 33, 57; cat. 57, fig. ... 25: © National Trust Images/John Hammond; cat. 27: © Pinacoteca di Brera, ...

Author: Jonathan Bober

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691206516

Category: Art

Page: 384

View: 934

Genoa completed its transformation from a faded maritime power into a thriving banking center for Europe in the seventeenth century. The wealth accumulated by its leading families spurred investment in the visual arts on an enormous scale. This volume explores how artists both foreign and native created a singularly rich and extravagant expression of the baroque in works of extraordinary variety, sumptuousness, and exuberance. This art, however, has remained largely hidden behind the facades of the city's palaces, with few works, apart from those by the school's great expatriates, found beyond its borders. As a result, the Genoese baroque has been insufficiently considered or appreciated.0Lavishly illustrated, 'A Superb Baroque' is comprehensive, encompassing all the major media and participants. Presented are some 140 select works by the celebrated foreigners drawn to the city and its flourishing environment. Offering three levels of exploration-essays that frame and interpret, section introductions that characterize principal currents and stages, and texts that elucidate individual works-this volume is by far the most extensive study of the Genoese baroque in the English language.00Exhibition: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA (03.05.-16.08.2020) / Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, Italy (03.10.2020 - 10.01.2021).
Categories: Art