Talk: George IV and Buckingham Palace

| The Wallace Collection

On his accession to the throne in 1820, George IV decided to turn Buckingham House – a modest royal residence in the heart of London – into a grand building that would be a suitable setting for the monarch of a nation proud of its recent military victories. As the Prince Regent, George had been an avid collector, and he continued to be a patron of the arts throughout his reign. The remodelled Buckingham Palace was completed after the king’s death in 1830; now the Queen’s official London residence, the palace is filled with many objects from George IV’s superb collections. This lecture examines George IV as a patron and collector and looks at highlights from the State Apartments at Buckingham Palace.

Nearest tube: Marble Arch, Bond Street

Venue information

The Wallace Collection

Hertford House Manchester Square London, W1U 3BN

Entry details

Tickets: 10

Thursday 4 March, 2.30 pm

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