Charles I: King and Collector

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Royal Academy of Arts’ latest exhibition is a bit of a showstopper, displaying the extensive art collection of former British monarch Charles I for the first time since the 17th century. The collection is incredibly large and includes works by van Dyck, Rubens, Titian, Holbein and Dürer.

The display of these works is impressive, demonstrating the range and breadth of Charles I’s collection which includes over 100 works of art from classical sculptures to Baroque paintings. It’s a large exhibition so – unless you’ve got an RA membership and can pop in and out at your leisure throughout the exhibition’s run – it’s advisable to give yourself a good couple of hours to look round.

Making a day of it? Why not book in for lunch at The Keeper’s House Restaurant.

Charles I: King and Collector runs at the Royal Academy until 15 April 2018.

Image: Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), Charles I in Three Positions, 1635–36
Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018
Exhibition organised in partnership with Royal Collection Trust