The British and Russian Royal families were once tightly entwined through war, alliance and dynastic marriage, and the gallery's Royalty & The Romanovs exhibition will explore some of the historic events and family meetings from Peter the Great's visit to London in 1698 right up to Nicholas II, who was forced to abdicate during the Russian Revolution.
The exhibition will include archival documents, portraits, photographs, sculptures, and even a few miniature masterpieces by Faberge. Some of the works on show were intended as grand diplomatic gifts, whilst others were intimate personal mementos between our Royals and the Romanovs.
Craig’s review of Queen’s Gallery – “The Queen certainly does have a lot of nice knick-knacks. She's got so many of them, in fact, that she's run out of room to show them in her palaces -- she's had to open up a whole extra art gallery next-door to Buckingham Palace. The first thing you need to know about the Queen's Gallery is that it has an annoying habit of selling you a timed ticket during busy peri… continued”
Shadows of War — Fenton’s Photos of the Crimea – 9 Nov 2018 to 28 Apr 2019 – The 'Shadows of War' exhibition at the Queen's Gallery reveals the futility of war through Roger Fenton's photographs of the Crimean War.
Lorenzo Lotto Portraits — at the National Gallery – 5 Nov 2018 to 10 Feb 2019 – The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of works by the Italian Renaissance portrait artist, Lorenzo Lotto.
Thomas Gainsborough’s Family Album – 22 Nov 2018 to 3 Feb 2019 – 'Gainsborough's Family Album' collects together fifty works showing the family life of 18th-century artist Thomas Gainsborough.
If you enjoy Queen’s Gallery then you might like to visit Buckingham Palace (you can walk it in less than 2 mins), Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace (catch the train from St James’s Park to Kensington Palace), Royal Mews (you can walk it in less than 3 mins) and Windsor Castle
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