Exhibition: ‘George IV: Art & Spectacle’, The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, 15 November 2019 to May 2020

George IV by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1821. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019.

George IV by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1821. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019.

George IV is arguably the most magnificent of British monarchs and formed an unrivalled collection of art, much of which remains in the Royal Collection.

As Prince of Wales and, from 1820, magnificent king, he purchased paintings, metalwork, textiles, furniture, watercolours, books and ceramics in vast numbers, many of these works by the finest artists of the day. Bringing together Dutch and Flemish masterpieces, magnificent portraits by Sir Thomas Lawrence and Sir Joshua Reynolds, delicate French porcelain, intricate goldsmiths’ work and elegant books and drawings, this exhibition will present George IV’s life through the art that enriched his world.

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