Wealth, social position, marital status and even religion - the sumptuous costume of British monarchs and their court during the 16th and 17th centuries often carried meaning and conveyed important messages. It was used as visual propaganda to present monarchs as leaders of taste and to create the image of magnificence. This exhibition follows the changing fashions of the period, the spread of styles internationally and the role of artists as stylists. Including works by Van Dyck, Hans Holbein the Younger, Nicholas Hilliard and Peter Lely, it brings together more than 60 paintings, as well as drawings, jewellery, garments, accessories and armour.
- Featured Artist:
- Van Dyck, Hans Holbein, Nicholas Hilliard, Peter Lely
Venue Details & Map
Buckingham Palace RoadLondonSW1A 1AA
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