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From the Royal Academy to The Queen


The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

  • Daily (Friday, 1 Nov 2013 - Sunday, 16 Mar 2014)

To celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, the Royal Academy of Arts presented a gift of over 100 works on paper to Her Majesty The Queen. With works from some of the most high-profile Academicians including Tracey Emin, David Hockney, Anish Kapoor, Cornelia Parker and Grayson Perry.

The gift, which is a magnificent addition to the Royal Collection, was presented to The Queen by the Royal Academy’s President, Christopher Le Brun, and its Secretary and Chief Executive, Dr Charles Saumarez Smith in November 2012.

This exhibition presents the entire portfolio of works, displaying the full breadth of the Membership of the Royal Academy and offers a further spectacular memento of The Queen’s Jubilee year.

The Royal Academy gift of works on paper will go on display alongside an exhibition of drawings and prints by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609-64), perhaps the most innovative and technically brilliant draughtsman of his time.


Event programme

Exhibition Highlights

Timothy Hyman (b. 1946)

On Primrose Hill

Eileen Cooper (b. 1953)

From the 'Couples' Series

Bryan Kneale (b. 1930)

The Legs of Man

John Hoyland (1934-2011)

Spirit Side

Map & directions

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
By train

The nearest train stations are London Victoria (10 minute walk) or London Charing Cross (20 minute walk). 

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By underground

The nearest tube stations are Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner (all approximately 10 minutes walk).  

For further information visit the Transport for London website.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.  Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from the Palace.  

For further information visit the Transport for London website.