George IV: Art & Spectacle

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George IV: Art & Spectacle
Thomas Gainsborough 'Diana and Actaeon'. Image courtesy of Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019

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During his reign, King George IV was widely derided for his profligacy, infidelity and greed (over just one decade he amounted debts equivalent to £31 million in today's money). However, one of the upshots to all that insane spending was that he collected some pretty nice art, plus one hell of a lot of porcelain and other decorative items. This show at the Queen's Gallery displays part of George's collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Gainsborough and Stubbs.  

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