The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy 1714-1760
- The Queen's Gallery |
- Visit and Talk |
- Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 11:00 until 13:00
George I ascended the throne in 1714 as the first British monarch of the German House of Hanover. With this new dynastic age came a silent revolution across all aspects of British political, intellectual and cultural life. To mark the 300th anniversary of the Georgian era, this exhibition explores royal patronage and taste in the reigns of George I and George II, when Britain was one of the world’s most liberal, commercial and modern societies. It brings together over 300 works from royal residences across the UK. The viewing is preceded by a talk by Wolf Burchard from the Royal Collection.
This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.