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Victoria & Albert: Art & Love

Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Queen Victoria (detail), 1843 ©

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

  • Daily (Friday, 19 Mar 2010 - Sunday, 5 Dec 2010)

This exhibition is the first ever to focus on Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s shared enthusiasm for art.

Bringing together more than 400 items from the Royal Collection, it celebrates the royal couple’s mutual delight in collecting and displaying works of art, from the time of their engagement in 1839 to the Prince’s untimely death in 1861.

The exhibition also challenges the popular image of Victoria – the melancholy widow of 40 years – and reveals her as a passionate and open-minded young woman.


Exhibition highlights

Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73)

The Royal Family in 1846

Prince Albert, Prince Consort, consort of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-61)


Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553)

Apollo and Diana

Edward Henry Corbould (1815-1905)

The Woman taken in Adultery

Map & directions

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

London Victoria.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By underground

Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner.  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.