When it came to the accumulation of art, George IV was the most magnificent of all British monarchs.
Firstly as the Prince of Wales, and later on as the King, George purchased a huge number of paintings, books, ceramics, textiles, furniture and metalwork, many of which were by the finest artists of the day.
Much of his collection remains in the Royal Collection today, and this exhibition will bring together many of his best Dutch and Flemish paintings, some magnificent portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds, along with some elegant books and drawings, delicate French porcelain, and the intricate work of the finest goldsmiths.
> 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”
Gauguin Portraits — National Gallery – 7 Oct 2019 to 26 Jan 2020 – This exhibition will be totally devoted to Paul Gauguin's portraits and feature around fifty works from his later years
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters – 17 Oct 2019 to 26 Jan 2020 – The National Portrait Gallery will be exploring the untold story and contributions of twelve women from the Pre-Raphaelite Movement.
Nam June Paik — The Future Is Now – 17 Oct 2019 to 9 Feb 2020 – Nam June Paik's pioneering use of video and media images will be explored in a major new retrospective at the Tate Modern
Bridget Riley at the Hayward Gallery – 23 Oct 2019 to 26 Jan 2020 – A major retrospective of Bridget Riley's work, including her iconic black-and-white paintings and colour canvases
Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits – 27 Oct 2019 to 26 Jan 2020 – The Royal Academy's landmark exhibition will unite more than fifty of Lucian Freud's self-portraits in a single exhibition
Eco-Visionaries at the Royal Academy – 24 Nov 2019 to 23 Feb 2020 – Eco-Visionaries will show how artists and architects are helping to fight climate change with their innovative new designs
Young Bomberg and the Old Masters – 27 Nov 2019 to 1 Mar 2020 – An exhibition of early works by David Bomberg, alongside some of the Old Master paintings that inspired him
Look for more Royal Family events in November
Find more art exhibitions in November
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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