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Charles I: King and Collector

Discover the legendary art collection of Charles I. For the first time since the 17th century, this landmark exhibition brings together the astounding treasures that changed the taste of the nation.

King Charles I amassed one of the most extraordinary art collections of his age, acquiring works by some of the finest artists of the past – Titian, Mantegna, Holbein, Dürer – and commissioning leading contemporary artists such as Van Dyck and Rubens.Yet, following the king’s execution in 1649, his collection was sold off and scattered across Europe. While many works were retrieved by Charles II during the Restoration, others now form the core of museums such as the Louvre and the Prado.

Charles I: King and Collector reunites the greatest masterpieces of this magnificent collection for the first time. Celebrating its breadth and grandeur, it includes over 100 works of art, ranging from classical sculptures to Baroque paintings, and from exquisite miniatures to monumental tapestries. In showing these works together, the exhibition demonstrates the radical impact they had at the time and sheds light on how they fostered a vibrant visual culture that was hitherto unknown in England.

Join us to experience the most dazzling treasures of this unique collection, reunited in all their glory.

All ticket prices include £2.50 for a printed gallery guide.

Exhibition organised in partnership with Royal Collection Trust.

Details

Start:
January 27 | 10:00 am
End:
April 10 | 6:00 pm
Cost:
£18 - £20
Website:
https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/charles-i-king-and-collector

Venue

Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair
London, Greater London W1J 0BD United Kingdom
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Organizer

Royal Academy of Arts
Phone:
020 7300 8090
Website:
https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/
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