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Charles I: King and Collector at Royal Academy of Arts

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Anthony van Dyck, Charles I (‘Le Roi à la chasse’), Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Christian Jean
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Discover works from one of the most extraordinary royal art collections as they are reunited for the first time since the 17th century. Read More


Be amazed by Charles I’s outstanding collection of artworks as it is brought together at the Royal Academy of Arts with the exhibition Charles I: King and Collector.

During his reign, Charles I commissioned and acquired an array of artworks by masters from the 15th to the 17th century, including works by Mantegna, Holbein, Rubens, Van Dyck and Titian. However, after his execution in 1649, his collection was dispersed across the world.

See more than 150 paintings from Charles I’s original collection as they are reunited in a historic display, featuring highlights such as Van Dyck’s Cupid and Psyche and Titian’s Supper at Emmaus.

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Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
+44 (0)20 7300 8000
Public transport:
Tube: Piccadilly Circus/Green Park Train: Victoria Piccadilly Circus: walk down Piccadilly towards Green Park. The Royal Academy is opposite Fortnum & Masons.

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