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Lunchtime Lecture - 'Not Very Individual Likenesses'

Thursday, 28 January 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Queen Victoria's remarks when presented with William Dyce's portraits of her daughters led to their initial rejection by the monarch. ... Read more about Lunchtime Lecture - 'Not Very Individual Likenesses'

Exhibition lecture - Vermeer and the Illusion of Reality

Wednesday, 27 January 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Some people believe that Vermeer used lenses and other optical equipment to create his amazingly realistic paintings, but is this true? ... Read more about Exhibition lecture - Vermeer and the Illusion of Reality

Study day - Rowlandson and After: Rethinking Graphic Satire

Friday, 22 January 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Using Thomas Rowlandson’s work as the starting point, this Study day aims to provide a broader art-historical examination of British graphic satire between the later years of the 18th century and today. ... Read more about Study day - Rowlandson and After: Rethinking Graphic Satire

Short talk - 'A large and curious gilt Salver - The Winter Queen's ewer and basin

Thursday, 21 January 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Why did George IV buy this silver-gilt ewer and basin, which at first glance appear remarkably simple in design? ... Read more about Short talk - 'A large and curious gilt Salver - The Winter Queen's ewer and basin

Special Event - In Conversation: John Byrne and Desmond Shawe-Taylor

Tuesday, 19 January 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Contemporary polymath John Byrne is a Renaissance man whose creative output and influences abound. ... Read more about Special Event - In Conversation: John Byrne and Desmond Shawe-Taylor

Short talk - Dutch Master: Agatha Bas and Bol

Thursday, 14 January 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

A close look at two portraits, both bought in the early19th C as Rembrandts. ... Read more about Short talk - Dutch Master: Agatha Bas and Bol

Gallery Ten-minute Talk - The Painter Giles and Tales of Balmoral

Thursday, 14 January 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Queen Victoria's purchase of Balmoral depended a great deal on James William Giles's paintings. Deborah Clarke, Senior Curator, Royal Collection Trust and Scottish Artists co-curator, reveals the intriguing reasons why. ... Read more about Gallery Ten-minute Talk - The Painter Giles and Tales of Balmoral

Gallery Ten-minute Talk - Alexander Nasmyth's Capital City

Thursday, 14 January 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Nasmyth's architectural paintings have become visual documents of the era he lived through. Deborah Clarke, Senior Curator, Royal Collection Trust, unpicks the historical details of the artist's 1824 view of Edinburgh's High Street. ... Read more about Gallery Ten-minute Talk - Alexander Nasmyth's Capital City

Short talk - Illusionism in Dutch Art

Thursday, 7 January 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Dutch artists were great realists and often deliberately set out to deceive the eye of the beholder in their paintings.  Join Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures for his talk which will compare two different types of illusion-making; ... Read more about Short talk - Illusionism in Dutch Art

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