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The Art of Monarchy

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


The Monarchy has contributed significantly to the prosperity of its people by its understanding and promotion of progress in the fields of art, science and industry.

Jacques Lefèvre d’Étaples (1455-1536)

French psalter

Matthew Boulton (1728-1809)

Pair of candelabra

Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)


Central Press Photos Ltd. : 6-7 Gough Square, Fleet Street, London EC4

HM The Queen's Christmas Day broadcast

Dickinson : 114 New Bond Street (fl.1850s-1870s)

Dickinsons' Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851

British School, 16th century

The Embarkation of Henry VIII at Dover

Alexander Cumming (1733-1814)

Barometrical Clock

Eardley Norton (active 1760-92)

Astronomical clock

Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8-1543)

Sir Henry Guildford (1489-1532)

Attributed to Vincenzo Leonardi (1589/90-1646)

European pelican

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

Design for a Corinthian Temple for Kew