The First Georgians at Buckingham Palace marks tercentenary

Date Posted: 19/03/2014

An exhibition to mark the 300th anniversary of the beginning of the Georgian era, The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy 1714-1760 will run at The Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace from 11th April to 12th October.

The First Georgians explores royal patronage and tastes in the reigns of George I and George II as a product of a time when Britain was the world’s most liberal, commercial and modern society.

School groups visiting the exhibition will be able to see over 300 works in the Royal Collection from royal residences across the UK.

The history behind The First Georgians

In 1714 George I ascended the throne as the first British monarch of the German House of Hanover. With the dawn of a new dynastic age came a silent revolution – one of the most dramatic periods of change across all aspects of British political, intellectual and cultural life.

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Photo credit: Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014.


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