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The Art of Monarchy

A collaboration with BBC Radio 4 to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee


Royal magnificence impresses strangers and intimidates enemies; it demonstrates the wealth and power of a nation and inspires pride in its people.

Samuel Butler (active 1762)

Gold State Coach

Attributed to Pieter Coeck van Aelst (1502-50)

The Story of Abraham Series

Sutton Nicholls (active 1680-1740)

An exact prospect of Hampton Court

Andrew Moore (1640-1706)

Side table

Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830)

George IV (1762-1830)

Dorothy Wilding (1893-1976)

Her Majesty the Queen, 1952

Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

The Miraculous Draft of Fishes

Chelsea [Lawrence Street Factory]

Set of tureens

Rockingham Works [Yorkshire] (c. 1745-1842)

Dessert stand