Current Affairs 13.02
Charles I: King and Collector, Royal Academy
Until 15th April 2018
King Charles I had one of the most incredible art collections of his time, including Titian, Mantegna, Holbein, Dürer and even commissioning the leading contemporary artists such as Van Dyck and Rubens. However, when he was executed in 1649, his collection was sold off and scattered across Europe. This exhibition reunites the masterpieces of this magnificent collection for the first time, including over 100 works of art, ranging from classical sculptures to Baroque paintings, from exquisite miniatures to monumental tapestries. By showing this great range together, the exhibition demonstrates their radical impact.