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Roger Fenton was an accomplished and respected photographer when he was sent to photograph the Crimean War in 1855.
Fenton's genius was in capturing the futility of war, and as well as showing us the stark and empty battlefields on which so many people lost their lives, he also took some very moving portraits of the battle-weary troops. When the photographs were subsequently published in the newspapers back home they revealed to the British public the brutal impact of war on those who fought it, creating a whole new genre of war photography.
> 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 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 periods. So if you're one of those meticulous peopl… continued”
Leonardo Da Vinci — A Life In Drawing – 24 May to 13 Oct 2019 – More than two hundred of Leonardo Da Vinci's drawings from the Royal Collection will be on display at the Queen's Gallery
George IV — Art & Spectacle – 15 Nov 2019 to 4 May 2020 – An exhibition of paintings and porcelain from the Royal Collection that were collected together during the reign of George IV
Magic Realism — Art In Weimar Germany – 30 Jul 2018 to 14 Jul 2019 – Magic Realism is an exhibition of paintings created during the Weimar Republic years, between World Wars I and II.
Feliks Topolski — Drawing Debden – 1 Oct 2018 to 28 Jun 2019 – The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – 19 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019 – Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos.
The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard – 7 Feb to 4 Aug 2019 – An exhibition of artist's postcards that have been used to highlight political and social issues from the 1960s onwards
Rembrandt — Thinking On Paper – 7 Feb to 4 Aug 2019 – An exhibition of 65 rarely seen Rembrandt prints and drawings to mark the 350th anniversary of the Dutch Master's death
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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 Queensway), Royal Mews (you can walk it in less than 3 mins) and Windsor Castle
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