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Learn about the Georgians at the Queen’s Gallery

Date Posted: 15/04/14

Learn about the Georgians at the Queen’s Gallery

The Queen’s Gallery has just opened up a new exhibition on April 11th, called The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy 1714-1760, looking at royal patronage and style during the reigns of George I and George II.

On until October 12th, the exhibition is being held to mark the 300th anniversary of the beginning of the Georgian era.

In 1714 when George I came to the throne as the first British monarch of the German House of Hanover, it caused times of change across all aspects of British cultural, intellectual and political life and this became evident through art work too.

Featuring everything from furniture to paintings, garden design and table settings, the display will showcase the change in people’s style and taste when Britain was the most liberal, commercial and modern society in the world.  

Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures and curator of exhibition, said: “This exhibition provides a definitive insight into the reigns of George I and George II and is the culmination of years of research into how this era is represented in the Royal Collection.”

Visit the new exhibition during a London city break and combine it with other royal attractions.

Posted by Hayley Brent

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