Allegory: HRH The Prince Regent Awakening The Spirit of Brighton by Rex Whistler

Allegory in the forms of a winged cupid and a sleeping nymph respectively.


Oil on wall-paper (now mounted on canvas)
157 x 246 cm
Art Fund grant:
£50 ( Total: £200)
Acquired in:
House's owner (where the mural was painted)

Painted directly on wallpaper; removed and remounted on canvas. Dated 5-7 June 1944.


Originally a mural painted directly onto the wall-paper of a house in Brighton whilst it was requisitioned by Whistler's battalion of the Welsh Guards during the Second World War.

Venue details

The Royal Pavilion Pavilion Gardens, BRIGHTON East Sussex BN1 1EE 03000 290 900

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £13)

1 Apr – 30 Sep Daily, 9.30am – 5.45pm (last admission 5.15pm) 1 Oct – 31 Mar Daily, 10am – 5.15pm (last admission 4.30pm) Closed 25 – 26 Dec