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The Queen's Pictures : Masterpieces from the Royal Collection

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A stunning, erudite volume which showcases the collection's masterpiece paintings

The Royal Collection which consists of over a million objects including 7,000 paintings, 150,000 works on paper, and 30,000 watercolours and drawings including works by Bellini, Mantegna, Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Caravaggio, Canaletto, Durer, Cranach, Holbein, Rubens, Rembrandt, van Dyke, Vermeer, Hogarth, Gainsborough, and many others. From still life paintings to landscapes to portraits, some of the world s finest paintings are reproduced in exacting detail.

This remarkable volume traces the evolution of this unparalleled collection and reads like a veritable history of western art. Begun almost by accident, it was one of the last of the great European royal art collections to be formed, and one of the largest to have survived intact into the twenty-first century. Also included in this special survey is a smattering of treasures from its vast collection of drawings and watercolours.

The Royal Collection is spread over 13 locations all historic royal residences. Members of the Royal Family reside in most of these, including Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Sandringham House, and Kensington Palace, while others the Queen s Gallery and Hampton Court Palace have become spaces devoted to the public display of art. The story of the Royal Collection is a visual record of the tastes and obsessions of Britain s kings and queens over the past 500 years, and this revealing insight into the history of the British monarchy will surely be of interest to Anglophiles everywhere.

  • Authors: Anna Poznanskaya,  curator at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and Tim Knox,  Director of The Royal Collection
  • Hardcover: 464 pages | 350 colour illustrations
  • Date published: September 2022
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780847870837
  • Product Dimensions: 29.5 x 24.1 cm

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