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Charles II: Art and Power

Friday 08 December 2017Sunday 13 May 2018

Exhibition of art from the restoration court of Charles II focusing on patronage of leading artists and the collecting of great works of art which served not only as decoration for the royal apartments but also as a means of glorifying the restored monarchy and reinforcing the position of Charles II as the rightful king. Artists include: John Michael Wright (1617-94), Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77), Henry Greenway (free 1648), Johann Hass, Orazio Gentileschi (Pisa 1563-London 1639), Michiel Jansz van Miereveld (Delft 1567-1641), Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525-1569), Georges de la Tour (1593-1652), Maarten van Heemskerck (Heemskerk 1498-Haarlem 1574), Lorenzo Lotto (Venice c. 1480-Loreto 1556), Paolo Veronese (1528-88), Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546), Titian (c. 1488-Venice 1576), Antonio Verrio (c. 1639-1707), Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519), Michelangelo Buonarroti (Caprese 1475-Rome 1564), Sir Peter Lely (1618-80), Jacob Huysmans (c. 1633-96), Abraham Blooteling (1640-90).

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Queen's Gallery
Buckingham Palace Road
London SW1A 1AA

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