Castiglione: Lost Genius

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Friday, 1 November 2013 to Sunday, 16 March 2014

Visit the exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Friday, 14 November 2014 to Sunday, 8 February 2015

One of the great artists of the Baroque, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609-64) was perhaps the most innovative and technically brilliant Italian draftsman of his time. He practised as a painter, but won fame for his drawings and prints.

Despite leading a violent and turbulent life, he produced works of grace and rare beauty, which were highly esteemed for a century after his death. But Castiglione unaccountably fell from fame in the modern era. The Royal Collection holds the finest surviving group of the artist’s works.

Opening times

Open daily, 10:00-17:30

Admission prices

Adult £9.50
Concessions £8.75
Under 17 £4.80
Under 5 Free

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