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Thursday, 23 October 2014

ART: Queen's Gallery

At the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, "The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy 1714-1760" when Britain was the world's most liberal, commercial and modern society. It brings together over three hundred works of the Royal Collection from Royal residences across the UK. 
Elizabethan & the twist to European Classicism of the early eighteenth century are my favourite English manifestations in architecture and the fine arts. 
I was charmed by a portrait of Queen Caroline by Joseph Highmore, and much more. 

The First Georgians is some book - gloriously illustrated and erudite - edited by charming Desmond Shawe Taylor, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures. 

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