Although his great decadence made him an unpopular king in his lifetime, George IV is nowadays recognised an invaluable patron of the arts, and a key figure in the formation of the Royal Collection. This exhibition explores the formation of his often-theatrical taste by highlighting key architectural commissions as well as his many acquisitions, including Asian porcelain, French decorative art and masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age. Find out more from the Royal Collection Trust’s website.
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