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Zoffany’s image similarly shows the ‘back-of-house’ clutter and the intellectual dignity of working artists, where fine gentlemen sit on packing cases and converse with polish and good-humour. He depicts the Academy’s life-drawing

The Royal Academy aimed to revive British arts and crafts

Royal Academicians in the Royal Academy

Among the many works in the Royal Collection are pieces by members of the Royal Academy during the reign of George III. They provide an insight into the history of the Academy and its continuing relationship with the Royal Family.

Philipp Jakob de Loutherbourg (1740-1812)

Warley Camp: The Mock Attack

Mary Moser (1744-1819)

A Vase of Flowers

Benjamin West (1738-1820)

The Departure of Regulus

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88)

Queen Charlotte (1744-1818)

George III, King of the United Kingdom (1738-1820)

A design for a domed Corinthian building