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Highlight paintings at Buckingham Palace

Some of the key works on the walls of the State Rooms

Picture Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Every summer, the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace are opened up to the public for 10 weeks, giving visitors a chance to see where many historical events have taken place and learn more about the treasures of the Royal Collection, including paintings and furniture, which furnish the rooms.

The Royal Collection has one of the most important holdings of Western pictorial art in the world. Dating back to the late-fifteenth century with the establishment of the Tudor dynasty, the collection reflects the individual tastes and needs of kings, queens, consorts and princes over the last 400 years. 

Learn more about some of the incredible paintings that you will encounter on your visit to the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace below.

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Johannes Vermeer (Delft 1632-Delft 1675)

Lady at the Virginals with a Gentleman

Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

The Bacino di San Marco on Ascension Day

Lorenzo Lotto (Venice c. 1480-Loreto 1556)

Andrea Odoni

Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73)

The Royal Family in 1846

François Flameng (1856-1923)

Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)

Thomas Sully (1783-1872)

Queen Victoria (1819-1901)