Search results

Start typing

This exhibition is in the past. View our current exhibitions.

Royal portraits

In the mid-nineteenth century Franz Xaver Winterhalter was one of Europe’s most fashionable portrait painters. There are over 100 oil paintings and watercolours by the artist in the Royal Collection, demonstrating how much of a favourite he was with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Winterhalter painted these watercolour portraits on one of his regular visits to England. They were reproduced as prints with the Queen’s permission, and the royal couple gave copies of them to their relations, friends and acquaintances.

The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.