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Exhibition: Charles II: Art & Power

Charles II: Art & Power

This exhibition runs from Fri, 8th Dec 2017 to Fri, 11th May 2018. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Mon,
23rd Apr 2018  
(10am - 5:30pm)
Tue,
24th Apr 2018  
(10am - 5:30pm)
Wed,
25th Apr 2018  
(10am - 5:30pm)
Thu,
26th Apr 2018  
(10am - 5:30pm)
Fri,
27th Apr 2018  
(10am - 5:30pm)
Mon,
30th Apr 2018  
(10am - 5:30pm)
Tue,
1st May 2018  
(10am - 5:30pm)

Cost: £11.00


After over a decade of austere Cromwellian rule, the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 led to a resurgence of the arts in England. The court of Charles II became the centre for the 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.

From John Michael Wright's monumental portrait of Charles II in his coronation robes and a glittering silver-gilt plate which adorned the high-altar of Westminster Abbey during the King's coronation, to old master paintings, tapestries and spectacular silver-gilt furniture, the exhibition shows the rich material world of Charles II's court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the Stuart monarchy.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

The Queen's Gallery,

Buckingham Palace,
Buckingham Palace Road,
London,
SW1A 1AA

Google Map of The Queen