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2017 exhibitions at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Release date: Wednesday, 18 January 2017

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Watch our short trailer to see a sample of some of the artwork which will be on display in our two exhibitions later this year in London. 

From May, Canaletto and the Art of Venice  (19 May - 12 Nov 2017) will bring the irresistible allure of one of the most beautiful cities in the world to The Queen's Gallery.  Presenting a spectacular selection of 18th-century Venetian art, the exhibition presents the many delights of 18th-century Venice, from the splendours of the Grand Canal and St Mark's Square to its festivals, theatre and masked carnival, bringing together some of Canaletto's greatest works. 

Charles II: Art & Power, opening in December (8 December 2017 - 13 May 2018), will show the rich material world of Charles II's court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the Stuart monarchy in 1660. From John Michael Wright's monumental portrait of Charles II in his coronation robes and glittering silver-gilt which adorned the high-altar of Westminster Abbey during the king's coronation, to old master paintings, tapestries and glittering furniture, the exhibition will explore how the court of Charles II became the centre for the patronage of leading artists and the collecting of great works of art in Europe.

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