The exhibition brings together some of the most important paintings of the Royal Collection from the Buckingham Palace Art Gallery. Artists featured in the exhibition include Titian, Guercino, Guido Reni, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Rubens, Jan Steen, Claude and Canaletto.
Masterpieces from the Royal Collection have been exhibited at Buckingham Palace since the residence was acquired by George III and Queen Charlotte in 1762. The exhibitions of the paintings were resumed during the reign of their son George IV, who commissioned architect John Nash to renovate the palace in the 1820s. The gallery was envisaged to display an exceptional collection of the monarch's paintings. Since then, the Art Gallery has remained the focus of visitors' attention thanks to some of the most valuable Italian, Dutch and Flemish paintings from the Royal Collection.