Royal Academy gifts to The Queen showcased in Buckingham Palace exhibition

Date Posted: 12/10/2013

More than 100 works by Royal Academicians will go on display at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace in November as part of new exhibition Gifted: From the Royal Academy to The Queen.

Running from 1st November to 16th March, the exhibition includes works by some of the most high-profile Academicians including Tracey Emin, David Hockney, Anish Kapoor and Grayson Perry.

Comprising prints, drawings and photographs plus works in oil, watercolour and mixed media, this portfolio of works was presented to Her Majesty The Queen by the Royal Academy of Arts last year to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.

The Royal Academy was founded by George III in 1768, and The Queen is the current Patron. The Academy has presented gifts to The Queen on two previous significant occasions in Her Majesty’s reign.

Visiting groups can view highlights including Tracey Emin’s HRH Royal Britannia, a monoprint portrait of The Queen; and sculptor John Maine’s Westminster Abbey Sacrarium, a drawing of the Abbey’s Cosmati Pavement, the spot where The Queen was crowned.

School visit information

School trip organisers arranging a visit to The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace are entitled to free entry for pre-booked school groups.

For more school trip information contact:

020-7766 7321
www.royalcollection.org.uk

Photo credit: Gillian Ayres CBE RA, Festive 1, 2004. Credit Royal Collection Trust, copyright Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013.

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