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Arts feature

The art of the monarchy

Michael Hall on how the Queen made her mark on the Royal Collection

17 September 2022

9:00 AM

17 September 2022

9:00 AM

Elizabeth II spent virtually all her life surrounded by one of the world’s greatest art collections. Even when she was a child, and the likelihood of her inheriting the throne still seemed remote, visits to her grandparents at Buckingham Palace involved looking at pictures, since George V enjoyed showing her the Victorian narrative paintings that hung there, such as William Powell Frith’s ‘Ramsgate Sands’.

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