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George IV: Art & Spectacle


The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Birdcage Walk, London, SW1A 1AA

Transport: Rail/Tube: Victoria; Tube: Green Park

Website: www.rct.uk

Times: From Nov 15, Mon-Sun 10am-5.30pm, last adm 4.15pm, Dec 24, 10am-4pm, last adm 2.45pm, closed Dec 25 & 26, Mar 27-Apr 30, ends May 3

Price: free, plus adm £13.50, over 60s £12.20, NUS £10.80, under 17s/disabled £6.70, under 5s free, family £33.50

Start Date: Fri 15th November 2019

End Date: Sun 3rd May 2020

Paintings, drawings, porcelain, metalwork and other objects d'art.

Better known in his role as Prince Regent, when he ascended the throne George IV became a magnificent monarch and formed an unrivalled collection of art and objects d'art from paintings and drawings to porcelain and metalwork, on display here.

George IV is arguably the most magnificent of British monarchs and formed an unrivalled collection of art, much of which remains in the Royal Collection. As Prince of Wales and, from 1820, magnificent king, he purchased paintings, metalwork, textiles, furniture, watercolours, books and ceramics in vast numbers, many of these works by the finest artists of the day. Bringing together Dutch and Flemish masterpieces, magnificent portraits by Sir Thomas Lawrence and Sir Joshua Reynolds, delicate French porcelain, intricate goldsmiths' work and elegant books and drawings, this exhibition will present George IV's life through the art that enriched his world.