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DateVisit
19 February 2018ROYAL ACADEMY. CHARLES 1 - KING AND COLLECTOR. BOOKING NOVEMBER 2017 AND JANUARY 2018 - see details below.
12 April 2018HIGHCLERE CASTLE, GARDENS AND EXHIBITION. BOOKING FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2018 - see details below
02 May 2018ARUNDEL CASTLE BOOKING MARCH AND APRIL 2018 - see details below
06 June 2018LONDON WALK WITH ANDREW DAVIES - KINGS CROSS AND ST PANCRAS. BOOKING APRIL AND MAY 2018 - see details below
02 July 2018OSBORNE HOUSE: ISLE OF WIGHT. 2 JULY 2018. BOOKING MAY AND JUNE 2018 - see details below.

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ROYAL ACADEMY. CHARLES 1 - KING AND COLLECTOR.
BOOKING NOVEMBER 2017 AND JANUARY 2018 - see details below.

Monday 19 February 2018

Discover the legendary art collection of Charles I.  For the first time since the C17th 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, Durer and commissioning leading contemporary artists such as Van Dyck and Rubens.

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 will reunite the greatest masterpieces of this magnificent collection for the first time.  Celebrating its breadth and grandeur, it will include 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 will demonstrate the radical impact they had at the time and shed light on how they fostered a vibrant visual culture that was hitherto unknown in England