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The Royal Collection
Established 1660
Location The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, SW1A 1AA
Nearest tube station(s) Victoria, Green Park, and Hyde Park Corner
Website [1]

Shaped by the personal tastes of kings and queens over more than 500 years, the Royal Collection includes paintings, drawings and watercolours, furniture, ceramics, clocks, silver, sculpture, jewellery, books, manuscripts, prints and maps, arms and armour, fans, and textiles. It is is held in trust by The Queen as Sovereign for her successors and the Nation, and is not owned by her as a private individual. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1493x1263, 281 KB) Charles I (1600-49) in three positions; Anthony Van Dyck (1635) العربية | Česky | Deutsch | English | Ελληνικά | Español | فارسی | Français | עברית | Indonesian | Italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | Magyar | Nederlands | Polski | Português | Românǎ | Русский | Slovenščina | Српски | Sunda | 简体中文 | 正體中文 | Türkçe | Русский | Українська +/- File links The following pages... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ...


It is on public display at the principal royal residences and is shown in a programme of special exhibitions and through loans to institutions around the world.

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The Queen's Gallery

The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace is a permanent space dedicated to changing exhibitions of items from the Royal Collection, the wide-ranging collection of art and treasures held in trust by The Queen for the Nation. Constructed forty years ago on the west front of Buckingham Palace out of the bomb-damaged ruins of the former private chapel, the Gallery has recently been redeveloped. It was reopened by The Queen on 21 May 2002 and is now open to the public on a daily basis. The Queens Gallery is a public art gallery located at Buckingham Palace, home of the British monarch, in London. ... Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial. ... The word Queen may have many meanings: Political A queen regnant is a female monarch A queen consort is the wife of a king. ...


Containing three-and-a-half times more display space, the new Queen's Gallery is approached through a striking portico leading to a soaring double-height entrance hall and staircase. A multimedia room provides space for computer kiosks, which can be used independently of a visit to the exhibitions. They provide information about items in the current display.


On the upper level of The Queen's Gallery there are seven galleries or rooms, used in a variety of combinations, for special exhibitions of paintings, prints, drawings and watercolours, furniture, porcelain, miniatures, enamels, jewellery and other works of art. The new public areas on the first floor include education and lecture rooms for a range of events.


Departments

Paintings and Miniatures

The Royal Collection holds over 7,000 paintings and 3,000 miniatures, one of the most important holdings of Western pictorial art in the world. Dating back to the late 15th century with the establishment of the Tudor dynasty, the collection reflects the individual tastes and needs of kings, queens, consorts and princes over the last 400 years. Unlike a museum collection, therefore, the Royal Collection does not provide a comprehensive,chronological survey. However, the greatest strengths of the Collection lie in the European Old Masters, British portraiture and Victorian painting.
The Victoria & Albert Museum - Raphael Cartoons
The most important series of works from the Italian Renaissance are Mantegna’s Triumphs of Caesar at Hampton Court Palace and the Raphael Cartoons on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Collection also holds beautiful examples of the work of Bellini, Titian, Correggio, Parmigianino and Lorenzo Lotto. There is a particularly rich group of 18th-century Italian paintings, including 50 works by Canaletto. There are outstanding examples of Flemish 17th-century painting including twelve works by Rubens, twenty-six by Van Dyck and four works by David Teniers the Younger. There is also a fine group of works by painters associated with the Golden Age in 17th-century Holland including Johannes Vermeer's A lady at the virginals with a gentleman and enriched by genre subjects by de Hooch, ter Borch, Dou, Metsu, Adriaen and Isaac van Ostade, together with landscapes by Ruisdael and Hobbema.
With the acquisition of the Öttingen Wallerstein collection, the Royal Collection was added with works by Fra Angelico, Gozzoli, Duccio and [[Bernardo Daddi|Daddi]. After the Prince’s death, 22 of the best pictures were given by the queen to the National Gallery in his memory.
Additional to mainstream European Western Art, the Royal Collection provides an unparalleled history of portrait painting in Britain, from Hans Holbein in the 16th century to Lucian Freud in our own time. Every major contributor to this great tradition – Van Dyck, Lely, Hogarth, Ramsay, Reynolds, Gainsborough and Lawrence – is represented by some of their most ambitious works. The Collection embraces many types of portraiture, from the grandest images of monarchy to Johann Zoffany’s informal ‘conversation pieces’.
The 3,000 miniatures in the Royal Collection constitute one of the largest groups of such works in existence. The collection spans four centuries and includes examples by the greatest practitioners – François Clouet, Hans Holbein the Younger, Nicholas Hilliard, Isaac Oliver, Samuel Cooper, Jeremiah Meyer, Richard Cosway and Sir William Ross. The development of the miniature as an art form, from its origins in the early 16th century to its slow decline in the 19th, can be traced through examples in the Royal Collection.

Decorative Arts For building painting, see painter and decorator. ... Some links to this page should perhaps link to miniature (illuminated manuscript). ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Tudor usually relates to the Tudor period in English history, which refers to the period of time between 1485 and 1558/1603 when the Tudor dynasty held the English throne. ... An Old Master (or old master) is one of the great European painters who lived 1500 through 1800, or a painting by one of these painters. ... Image File history File links V&A_-_Raphael_Cartoons. ... Image File history File links V&A_-_Raphael_Cartoons. ... The Victoria and Albert Museum viewed from Thurloe Square. ... The Italian Renaissance began the opening phase of the Renaissance, a period of great cultural change and achievement in Europe that spanned the period from the end of the 14th century to about 1600, marking the transition between Medieval and Early Modern Europe. ... The Lamentation over the Dead Christ (c. ... Andrea Mantegnas Triumphs of Caesar are considered to be one of the most important works of the Italian Renaissance. ... Hampton Court Palace with the Union Jack flying Hampton Court Palace is a former royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, south west London, United Kingdom. ... Raphael or Raffaello (April 6, 1483 – April 6, 1520) was an Italian master painter and architect of the Florentine school in High Renaissance, celebrated for the perfection and grace of his paintings. ... The Raphael Cartoons are seven tapestry cartoons made by the famous High Renaissance painter Raphael. ... Giovanni Bellini painted his first female nude when he was about 85 years old. ... Titians self-portrait, 1566. ... Correggio is the name of a town in Italy and of a famous painter who was born there. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Lorenzo Lotto (c. ... The Stonemasons Yard, painted 1726-30. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Rubens and Isabella Brant in the Honeysuckle Bower Alte Pinakothek Peter Paul Rubens (June 28, 1577 – May 30, 1640) was the most popular and prolific Flemish and European painter of the 17th century. ... Self Portrait With a Sunflower Sir Anthony (Anton) van Dyck (22 March 1599 – 9 December 1641) was a Flemish artist who became the leading court painter in England. ... David Teniers the Younger (December 15, 1610 - April 25, 1690), Flemish artist was the more celebrated son of David Teniers the Elder, almost ranking in celebrity with Rubens and Van Dyck, was born in Antwerp. ... The Golden Age by Pietro da Cortona. ... Milkmaid (1658-1660) Johannes Vermeer or Jan Vermeer (baptized October 31, 1632, died December 15, 1675) was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of ordinary bourgeois life. ... The Music Lesson {Royal Collection, St. ... Musical Party in a Courtyard (1677) Pieter de Hooch (pronounced , also spelled Hoogh or Hooghe) (1629 - 1684) was a genre painter during the Dutch Golden Age. ... The letter by Gerard ter Borch (c. ... Gerhard Douw (spelling variants Gerard, Gerrit, Dou, Dow) (April 7, 1613–February 9, 1675) was a Dutch painter. ... Gabriel Metsu, The Sick Child (c. ... Peasants in a Tavern by Adriaen van Ostade (c. ... Bentheim Castle (1653) Jacob Izaaksoon van Ruysdael (or Ruisdaal) (c. ... Oettingen-Wallerstein is a noble family related to a former County in modern-day eastern Baden-Württemberg and western Bavaria, Germany. ... The Blessed Fra Angelico, (c. ... Benozzo Gozzoli. ... Maestà (Madonna with Angels and Saints) (1308-11) Tempera on wood, 214 x 412 cm Museo dellOpera del Duomo, Siena Duccio di Buoninsegna (c. ... The National Gallery from Trafalgar Square The National Gallery is an art gallery in London, located on the north side of Trafalgar Square. ... A 1543 portrait miniature of Hans Holbein the Younger by Lucas Horenbout Holbeins 1533 painting The Ambassadors Hans Holbein the Younger (c. ... The Painters Room, 1943, private collection. ... Self Portrait With a Sunflower Sir Anthony (Anton) van Dyck (22 March 1599 – 9 December 1641) was a Flemish artist who became the leading court painter in England. ... Sir Peter Lely (14 September 1618 - 30 November 1680) was a painter of Dutch origin. ... William Hogarth (November 10, 1697 – October 26, 1764) was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist who has been credited as a pioneer in western sequential art. ... Allan Ramsay can refer to more than one person. ... Sir Joshua Reynolds Sir Joshua Reynolds (July 16, 1723–February 23, 1792) was the most important and influential of eighteenth-century English painters, specialising in portraits and promoting the Grand Style in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect. ... Self-portrait, painted 1759 Thomas Gainsborough (May 14, 1727 (baptised) – August 2, 1788) was one of the most famous portrait and landscape painters of 18th century Britain. ... Alexander MacKenzie painted by Thomas Lawrence (c. ... Johann Zoffany (1733, Frankfurt - November 11, 1810, Strand-on-the-Green) was a German-born portrait painter who in late 18th-century England made his reputation with paintings depicting episodes from contemporary theatre and with portraits and conversation pieces (i. ... Some links to this page should perhaps link to miniature (illuminated manuscript). ... » Diane de Poitiers by François Clouet (1571) at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC Elisabeth of Austria by François Clouet (1571) (Louvre) Wikimedia Commons has media related to: François Clouet François Clouet (died 22 December 1572), son of Jean Clouet, was a French Renaissance miniaturist... A 1543 portrait miniature of Hans Holbein the Younger by Lucas Horenbout Holbeins 1533 painting The Ambassadors Hans Holbein the Younger (c. ... Self-portrait, 1577. ... Isaac Oliver c. ... Unfinished portrait miniature of Oliver Cromwell, 1657. ... Richard Cosway (5 November 1742 - 4 July 1821) was a leading English portrait painter – more accurately a miniaturist - of the Regency era. ... Sir William Charles Ross (1794-1860) was a British painter. ...


Drawings, Watercolours and Prints

LEONARDO DA VINCI - The babe in the womb (1511)
The Royal Collection contains around 40,000 drawings and watercolours, and 150,000 prints. The collection is particularly strong in Old Master drawings, especially by Italian artists. Most famous are the groups of around 80 portrait drawings by Hans Holbein the Younger and 600 drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, including studies of anatomy, landscape, water and natural history. From the Italian Renaissance there are also important groups by Raphael and Michelangelo, including several of the latter’s famous ‘presentation drawings’.
The Italian Baroque drawings are principally of the Roman and Bolognese schools, with large groups by the Carracci Family, Domenichino, Maratti, Sacchi, Sassoferrato, Della Bella, Bernini, Castiglione and Guercino. The collection also contains most of Cassiano dal Pozzo’s encyclopaedic ‘Paper Museum’. The 18th-century Italian drawings are mainly Venetian, with matchless groups by Canaletto, Piazzetta, and Sebastiano and Marco Ricci. There are also significant numbers of Dutch, Flemish, German and French drawings, mainly of the 16th and 17th centuries, including groups by Poussin and Claude. Eighteenth-century English drawings include fine series by Paul and Thomas Sandby (particularly relating to Windsor Castle) and William Hogarth, whilst the thousands of 19th-century watercolours relate principally to the reign of Queen Victoria and to her family and travels.
The print collection includes large groups by Dürer, Hollar, Canaletto, Della Bella, Silvestre, Callot, William Hogarth and Rowlandson, and collections of prints after the works of Raphael, Reynolds and Landseer. Most of the other prints are organised by subject-matter, including royal portraits of all countries, non-royal British portraits, topography, and prints of historical events.

Books and Manuscripts Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1071x1492, 381 KB) The babe in the womb; Leonardo da Vinci (1511) العربية | ÄŒesky | Deutsch | English | Ελληνικά | Español | فارسی | Français | עברית | Indonesian | Italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | Magyar | Nederlands | Polski | Português | RomânÇŽ | Русский | Slovenščina | Српски | Sunda | 简体中文 | 正體中文 | Türkçe | Русский | Українська +/- File links The following pages on the... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1071x1492, 381 KB) The babe in the womb; Leonardo da Vinci (1511) العربية | ÄŒesky | Deutsch | English | Ελληνικά | Español | فارسی | Français | עברית | Indonesian | Italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | Magyar | Nederlands | Polski | Português | RomânÇŽ | Русский | Slovenščina | Српски | Sunda | 简体中文 | 正體中文 | Türkçe | Русский | Українська +/- File links The following pages on the... The Mona Lisa Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian polymath: scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, and writer. ... Carl Larsson, Crayfishing, watercolor, 1897. ... Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. ... An Old Master (or old master) is one of the great European painters who lived 1500 through 1800, or a painting by one of these painters. ... A 1543 portrait miniature of Hans Holbein the Younger by Lucas Horenbout Holbeins 1533 painting The Ambassadors Hans Holbein the Younger (c. ... The Mona Lisa Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian polymath: scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, and writer. ... The Italian Renaissance began the opening phase of the Renaissance, a period of great cultural change and achievement in Europe that spanned the period from the end of the 14th century to about 1600, marking the transition between Medieval and Early Modern Europe. ... Raphael or Raffaello (April 6, 1483 – April 6, 1520) was an Italian master painter and architect of the Florentine school in High Renaissance, celebrated for the perfection and grace of his paintings. ... Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer. ... Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens. ... Roman or Romans may refer to: A thing or person of or from the city of Rome. ... The Bolognese School of painting flourished in Bologna, Italy between the 16th and 17th centuries and rivalled Florence and Rome as the center of painting. ... The Flight into Egypt (1603) Annibale Carracci (November 3, 1560, in Bologna - July 15, 1609, in Rome) was a prominent Bolognese Baroque painter. ... Domenico Zampieri (or Domenichino) (October 21, 1581 - April 15, 1641), was a prominent high Baroque painter of the Bolognese or Carracci School of Painters. ... Carlo Maratta was an Italian painter of the Baroque era. ... Andrea Sacchi (born around 1600 (maybe 1598) at Nettuno near Rome; died 1661 at Nettuno) was an Italian painter of the later Roman school. ... Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato (also known as Giovanni Battista Salvi) (August 25, 1609 - August 8, 1685) was an Italian Baroque painter. ... Stefano della Bella (18 May 1610 - 12 July 1664) was an Italian printmaker known for engraved prints of military subjects. ... Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini) (December 7, 1598, Naples – November 28, 1680, Rome) was a pre-eminent Baroque sculptor and architect of 17th century Rome. ... Painting by Castiglione Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (c. ... The Italian painter Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591—1666) known as Guercino, was born at Cento, a village not far from Bologna. ... Cassiano—Cassianus Aputeo. ... Venetian could mean of Venice of the venetia territory of the Republic of Venice of the venet nation the Venetian language The Venetian, a hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada A venetian blind - a horizontally slatted window blind. ... The Stonemasons Yard, painted 1726-30. ... Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (February 13, 1682 or 1683 – April 28, 1754) was a Venetian rococo painter of religious subjects and of often enigmatic genre scenes. ... Sebastiano Ricci (Belluno, July 1659 - Venice, 15 May 1734) was a prominent late Baroque Italian painter. ... Les Bergers d’Arcadie, set in Ancient Greece. ... Claude Lorrain. ... Paul Sandby (1725 – 9 November 1809) was an English map-maker turned landscape painter in water-colours, who, along with his older brother Thomas, became one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768. ... Windsor Castle: The Round Tower or keep dominating the castle, as seen from the River Thames. ... William Hogarth (November 10, 1697 – October 26, 1764) was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist who has been credited as a pioneer in western sequential art. ... Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819–22 January 1901) was a Queen of the United Kingdom, reigning from 20 June 1837 until her death. ... Self-Portrait, 1493, Oil on Canvas Albrecht Dürer (May 21, 1471 - April 6, 1528) was a German painter, wood carver, engraver, and mathematician. ... Wenzel (or Wenceslaus) Hollar (Vaclav Holar) (July 13, 1607 - March 28, 1677), Bohemian etcher, was born at Prague, and died in London, being buried at St Margarets church, Westminster. ... The Stonemasons Yard, painted 1726-30. ... Stefano della Bella (18 May 1610 - 12 July 1664) was an Italian printmaker known for engraved prints of military subjects. ... Portrait of Israel Sylvestre by Charles Le Brun, 1670 Israel Silvestre (Nancy 13 August 1621 — Paris 11 October 1691), called the Younger to distinguish him from his father, was a prolific French draftsman, etcher and print dealer who specialized in topographical views and perspectives of famous buildings. ... Les misères de la guerre Jacques Callot (c. ... William Hogarth (November 10, 1697 – October 26, 1764) was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist who has been credited as a pioneer in western sequential art. ... Thomas Rowlandson (July 1756 - April 22, 1827) was an English caricaturist. ... Raphael or Raffaello (April 6, 1483 – April 6, 1520) was an Italian master painter and architect of the Florentine school in High Renaissance, celebrated for the perfection and grace of his paintings. ... Sir Joshua Reynolds Sir Joshua Reynolds (July 16, 1723–February 23, 1792) was the most important and influential of eighteenth-century English painters, specialising in portraits and promoting the Grand Style in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect. ... Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer, 1851: the image was widely distributed in steel engravings Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, RA (b. ...

The Royal Collection contains around 125,000 books and manuscripts. The most significant and substantial parts of the collection are held in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. The Royal Library at Windsor was created in the 1830s at the instigation of William IV. It occupies a suite of rooms on the north side of the Upper Ward, adjacent to the State Apartments.
Although the majority of the volumes are printed books of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, the Royal Library contains a small but important group of illuminated manuscripts, the best-known of which is the early 15th-century Sobieski Hours. There is also a fine group of incunabula, the earliest and rarest Western printed books, dating from the period before 1500. These include the Mainz Psalter of 1457, the second book ever to be printed with movable metal type.

Sculpture

The Royal Collection includes approximately 1,400 pieces of sculpture, ranging in date from the late 15th century to modern times. These can be classified, like the paintings, according to whether they were commissioned or purchased as ‘Old Master’ or antique works, the former category is by far the largest.
A lifelike, painted terracotta bust by the Modenese sculptor Guido Mazzoni (d.1518), which may represent Henry VIII at the age of seven, is the earliest portrait bust in the collection and the earliest piece of Italian sculpture. A rare bronze model by Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571), executed for François I of France in 1543, entered the Collection at an unknown date.
The collection of French sculpture was subsequently greatly enriched by George IV, who acquired around 75 outstanding bronze statuettes and marble busts of the 17th and 18th centuries, by sculptors such as François Girardon (1628-1715) Antoine Coysevox (1640-1720) and Philippe Bertrand (1663-1724). It was also George IV who brought into the Collection a famous group of three bronze busts by Leone Leoni (1509-1590) dating from the 1550s.
Two impressive sets of the Four Seasons in the form of bronze reliefs by Massimiliano Soldani-Benzi (1656-1753) and marble statues by Camillo Rusconi (1658-1728) entered the Collection much earlier, in the second quarter of the 18th century.
George IV was an important client of the renowned Italian sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822), from whom he commissioned three large marble statues for Carlton House. They are now displayed in Buckingham Palace.
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were enthusiastic collectors of marble sculptures by British and German artists working in Rome in the 1840s and 1850s, in the wake of Canova and his rival Bertel Thorwaldsen. The royal couple were fond of exchanging birthday gifts of neoclassical statues by such sculptors as William Theed (1804-1891), Emil Wolff (1802-1879) and Richard Wyatt (1799-1850). All of these remain at Osborne House, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, constituting the finest collection of this kind to remain in the possession of the family for whom they were first made.

Furniture

The furniture in the Royal Collection falls into two broad categories. The first and by far the largest group consists of pieces made in Britain to furnish the royal palaces and residences. In the second category are items that were purchased or presented as antiques or curiosities, which are mainly European in origin.
The cabinet-makers, clock-makers, tapestry weavers and upholsterers who supplied the Great Wardrobe (and after its abolition in 1782, the Lord Chamberlain’s Office) were consistently those at the top of their profession. They included outstanding carvers and gilders, such as James Moore (c.1670-1726), the Pelletier family (French Protestant refugees who settled in London at the end of the 17th century) and Benjamin Goodison (c.1700-1767); the leading 18th-century cabinet-makers William Vile (c.1700/5-1767), John Cobb (c.1715-1778) and John Bradburn (1750-1781), all of whom supplied carved mahogany furniture to George III; and the firms of Tatham, Bailey and Sanders, and Morel and Seddon, whose very existence was largely due to their work for George IV.
Although a number of important pieces of continental furniture entered the Collection before his time, it was George IV who brought a totally new character to the furnishing of royal palaces. From the 1780s until his death in 1830, he introduced large quantities of fashionable French furniture. The confiscation and sale of royal and aristocratic property during the French Revolution enabled English collectors, of whom George IV was the most active and successful, to acquire examples by the best 18th-century French cabinet-makers. Thus the Royal Collection contains pieces by Jean-Henri Riesener (1734-1806), Adam Weisweiler (1744-1820) and Martin Carlin (c.1730-1785). George IV’s taste was unusually broad, encompassing 17th-century cabinets by André-Charles Boulle (1642-1732) and the work of living craftsmen. His collection was strongest in pieces dating from the reign of Louis XVI, and included several made for the French king himself. Despite the hostilities between England and France that existed at the time, several French craftsmen, such as Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751-1843) and François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter (1770-1841), supplied George IV directly.
The greatest concentration of 17th-century furniture in the Royal Collection can today be seen at Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace in London, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. These residences are also rich in 16th- and 17th-century tapestries. The furniture of George III and George IV predominates at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace, which contain many of the original furnishings of George IV’s former London residence, Carlton House. Osborne House retains most of the furniture originally supplied to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
The clocks in the Royal Collection remain in use and can be seen in all the palaces. They include important examples made for William IIII by one of the great horological pioneers of the late 17th century, Thomas Tompion (1639-1713), and later pieces made for George III or acquired by George IV. The two monarchs had quite different attitudes to clocks: George III had an unusual understanding of clock mechanisms which informed his acquisitions, whereas his son George IV purchased large numbers of French clocks for their decorative and sculptural qualities.

Collection Highlights

Paintings, Prints and Drawings

 Buckingham Palace - The Picture Gallery
Buckingham Palace - The Picture Gallery

Dutch School Image File history File links Picture_Gallery. ... Image File history File links Picture_Gallery. ...

Flemish School The Negro Page Aelbert Jacobsz Cuyp (Dordrecht October 20, 1620 - Dordrecht November 15, 1691) was one of the leading Dutch landscape painters of the 17th century. ... David Teniers the Younger (December 15, 1610 - April 25, 1690), Flemish artist was the more celebrated son of David Teniers the Elder, almost ranking in celebrity with Rubens and Van Dyck, was born in Antwerp. ... Laughing Cavalier, 1624, canvas, relined, (H) 83cm x (W) 67cm, Wallace Collection, London. ... Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625) was a Flemish painter, son of Pieter Brueghel the Elder and father of Jan Brueghel the Younger. ... Bruegels The Painter and The Connoisseur drawn c. ... Musical Party in a Courtyard (1677) Pieter de Hooch (pronounced , also spelled Hoogh or Hooghe) (1629 - 1684) was a genre painter during the Dutch Golden Age. ... Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606– October 4, 1669) is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. ... Bentheim Castle (1653) Jacob Izaaksoon van Ruysdael (or Ruisdaal) (c. ... Self Portrait as a Lutenist (1660-63) Jan Havickszoon Steen (born 1626 (?) in Leiden, died January 1, 1679 in Leiden) was a Dutch painter of the 17th century (also known as the Dutch Golden Age). ... Milkmaid (1658-1660) Johannes Vermeer or Jan Vermeer (baptized October 31, 1632, died December 15, 1675) was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of ordinary bourgeois life. ... Ships Riding Quietely at Anchor, by Willem van de Velde, the younger. ... After the Hunt by Jan Weenix Jan Weenix (1640-1719), was born at Amsterdam and was a member of the Utrecht gild of painters in 1664 and 1668. ...

  • Gossaert, Jan - 1 painting;
  • Rubens, Peter Paul - 12 paintings, 5 drawings;
  • Van Dyck, Anthony - 26 paintings;
RUBENS - The Assumption of the Virgin (1612-17)

French School Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (969x1500, 233 KB) The Assumption of the Virgin (1612-17); Peter Paul Rubens. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (969x1500, 233 KB) The Assumption of the Virgin (1612-17); Peter Paul Rubens. ...

  • Claude Gellée - 5 paintings;
  • François Clouet - 3 paintings;
  • Gaspard Dughet - 3 paintings;
  • Georges de la Tour - 1 painting;
  • Monet, Claude - 1 painting;
  • Poussin, Nicolas - A large collection of his drawings at Windsor, second only to that in the Louvre;

English School

  • Gainsborough, Thomas - 30 paintings, also a rare mythological work Diana and Actaeon;
  • Hogarth, William - 3 paintings;
  • Landseer, Sir Edwin - 100 paintings and drawings;
  • Lawrence, Thomas - 50 paintings;
  • Reynolds, Joshua - 20 paintings;
  • Stubbs, George - 18 paintings;
VAN DYCK - Charles I with M. de St Antoine (1633)

Italian School Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1100x1498, 195 KB) Charles I with M. de St Antoine (1633); Anthony Van Dyck العربية | Česky | Deutsch | English | Ελληνικά | Español | فارسی | Français | עברית | Indonesian | Italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | Magyar | Nederlands | Polski | Português | Românǎ | Русский | Slovenščina | Српски | Sunda | 简体中文 | 正體中文 | Türkçe | Русский | Українська +/- File links The following pages... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1100x1498, 195 KB) Charles I with M. de St Antoine (1633); Anthony Van Dyck العربية | Česky | Deutsch | English | Ελληνικά | Español | فارسی | Français | עברית | Indonesian | Italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | Magyar | Nederlands | Polski | Português | Românǎ | Русский | Slovenščina | Српски | Sunda | 简体中文 | 正體中文 | Türkçe | Русский | Українська +/- File links The following pages...

  • Allori, Alessandro - 1 painting;
  • Angelico, Fra - 1 painting;
  • Bellini, Giovanni - 1 painting;
  • Bernini, Gianlorenzo - 50 drawings;
  • Bronzino, Agnolo - 1 painting;
  • Canaletto, (Giovanni Antonio Canal) - Over 50 paintings and 140 drawings, the greatest collection in the world;
  • Carlevaris, Luca - 4 paintings;
  • Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da - 2 paintings;
  • Carracci, Agostino, Annibale and Ludovico - 5 paintings, more than 350 drawings;
  • Castiglione, Giovanni Benedetto - 260 drawings;
  • Correggio, Antonio Allegri - 2 paintings;
  • Daddi, Bernardo - 1 painting;
  • Domenichino, Zapieri - 1 painting, 1,700 Domenichinos in thirty-four albums, the Royal Collection’s largest holdings by a single artist;
  • Duccio di Buoninsegna - 1 painting;
VERONESE - The Marriage of Saint Catherine (1580)
  • Gentile da Fabriano - 1 painting;
  • Guercino, (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri) - 1 painting, and largest group of Guercino drawings in the world, some 400 sheets, as well as 200 by his assistants and 200 other works;
  • Leonardo Da Vinci - 600 drawings;
  • Lotto, Lorenzo - 1 painting;
  • Mantegna, Andrea - 9 canvases known as The Triumphs of Caesar, which can be counted amongst the finest achievements in Italian Renaissance art;
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti - 20 drawings;
  • Pesellino, Francesco - 1 painting;
CARAVAGGIO - A boy peeling fruit (1593)
  • Raphael, (Raffaello Sanzio) - 8 Paintings, as well as an extensive collection of drawings. There are seven full-size cartoons for the tapestries designed to hang in the Sistine Chapel. During the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Raphael attained the zenith of his reputation, and was widely regarded as the greatest painter in history. Consequently, the Raphael Cartoons have became some of the most famous, and widely imitated, paintings in the world. Since 1865 they have been on loan from the Royal Collection to the V&A.;
  • Raffaellino del Garbo - 1 painting;
  • Reni, Guido - 1 painting;
  • Ricci, Sebastiano - 6 paintings;
  • Sacchi, Andrea - 130 drawings;
  • Strozzi, Zanobi - 1 painting;
  • Tintoretto, Jacopo - 1 painting;
  • Titian, Tiziano Vecelli - 1 painting;[1]
  • Vasari, Giorgio - 1 painting;
  • Veronese, Paolo - 1 painting;
VERMEER - 'The Music Lesson' (1662-5)
  • Verrio, Antonio - 1 painting;
  • Zuccarelli, Francesco - 27 paintings, together with 8 works collaborated with Antonio Visentini;

German School Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1507x1099, 283 KB) The Marriage of Saint Catherine (1580); Paolo Veronese العربية | Česky | Deutsch | English | Ελληνικά | Español | فارسی | Français | עברית | Indonesian | Italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | Magyar | Nederlands | Polski | Português | Românǎ | Русский | Slovenščina | Српски | Sunda | 简体中文 | 正體中文 | Türkçe | Русский | Українська +/- File links The following pages on the English... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1507x1099, 283 KB) The Marriage of Saint Catherine (1580); Paolo Veronese العربية | Česky | Deutsch | English | Ελληνικά | Español | فارسی | Français | עברית | Indonesian | Italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | Magyar | Nederlands | Polski | Português | Românǎ | Русский | Slovenščina | Српски | Sunda | 简体中文 | 正體中文 | Türkçe | Русский | Українська +/- File links The following pages on the English... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (730x880, 107 KB) Caravaggio - A boy peeling fruit العربية | Česky | Deutsch | English | Ελληνικά | Español | فارسی | Français | עברית | Indonesian | Italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | Magyar | Nederlands | Polski | Português | Românǎ | Русский | Slovenščina | Српски | Sunda | 简体中文 | 正體中文 | Türkçe | Русский | Українська +/- File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (730x880, 107 KB) Caravaggio - A boy peeling fruit العربية | Česky | Deutsch | English | Ελληνικά | Español | فارسی | Français | עברית | Indonesian | Italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | Magyar | Nederlands | Polski | Português | Românǎ | Русский | Slovenščina | Српски | Sunda | 简体中文 | 正體中文 | Türkçe | Русский | Українська +/- File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (821x970, 157 KB) A lady at the virginals with a gentleman (‘The Music Lesson’) - Johannes Vermeer (1662-5) العربية | Česky | Deutsch | English | Ελληνικά | Español | فارسی | Français | עברית | Indonesian | Italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | Magyar | Nederlands | Polski | Português | Românǎ | Русский | Slovenščina | Српски | Sunda | 简体中文 | 正體中文 | Türkçe | Русский | Українська +/- File... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (821x970, 157 KB) A lady at the virginals with a gentleman (‘The Music Lesson’) - Johannes Vermeer (1662-5) العربية | Česky | Deutsch | English | Ελληνικά | Español | فارسی | Français | עברית | Indonesian | Italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | Magyar | Nederlands | Polski | Português | Românǎ | Русский | Slovenščina | Српски | Sunda | 简体中文 | 正體中文 | Türkçe | Русский | Українська +/- File...

  • Dürer, Albrecht - 1 painting;
  • Holbein, Hans - 7 paintings, 80 drawings and 5 miniatures;
  • Lucas Cranach the Elder - 2 paintings
  • Zoffany, Johan - 17 paintings;

Furniture

  • André-Charles Boulle - Several examples

Decorative Arts

  • Fabergé - One of the greatest collections in the world;
  • Sèvres Porcelain - Greatest collection in the world;

Management

The Royal Collection Department is an organisation within the Royal Household tasked with the cataloguing, conservation, cleaning, restoration and display of the books, pictures, sculptures and other works of art collected by the British Royal Family. In all the medieval monarchies of western Europe the general system of government sprang from, and centred in, the royal household. ... Members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Trooping the Colour ceremony The British Royal Family is a shared royal family. ...


It is headed by a director who oversees the work of three expert advisors: The Director of the Royal Collection is head of the Royal Collection Department of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. ...

The activities of the Royal Collection Department are funded by the Royal Collection Trust, established in 1993, which deals with the purchase and sale of works of art, and which holds copyright on the items of the collection. The Prince of Wales is Chairman, and the Lord Chamberlain for the time being is Deputy Chairman. This office, in the Royal Collection Department of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom, is responsible for the care and maintenance of the royal collection of pictures owned by the Sovereign in an official capacity - as distinct from those owned privately and displayed at Sandringham House... This office, in the Royal Collection Department of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom, is responsible for the care and maintenance of the royal collection of works of art owned by the Sovereign in an official capacity - as distinct from those owned privately and displayed at... The office of Royal Librarian in the Royal Collection Department of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom is responsible for the care and maintenance of the royal collection of books and manuscripts owned by the Sovereign in an official capacity — as distinct from those owned privately... The Royal Collection Trust is a body established in 1993 to manage the Royal Collection of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor; born Windsor, 14 November 1948), is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. ... The Lord Chamberlain or Lord Chamberlain of the Household is one of the chief officers of the Royal Household in the United Kingdom, and is to be distinguished from the Lord Great Chamberlain, one of the Great Officers of State. ...


The Royal Collection Management Committee has control of the operational aspects of collections policy. The Royal Collection Management Committee has control of the administration of the Royal Collection of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom, and is a part of the Royal Collection Department of the Royal Household. ...


Gallery

'Paintings'

References

  1. ^ http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/default.asp?action=article&ID=381

External link

  • Official site

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The Royal Collection Department is an organisation within the Royal Household tasked with the cataloguing, conservation, cleaning, restoration and display of the books, pictures, sculptures and other works of art collected by the British royal family.
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