If the latest season of The Crown has left you wanting more of an inside view of the royals, you just may be in luck. For the first time in forty-five years, the Royal Collection is being rehung in a new location. Usually, the paintings are on view for those attending private events our taking in the palace tour, but with an extensive renovation closing portions of the palace to the public for the next few years, the stunning collection is being shown in the nearby Queen’s Gallery, a setting more like a standard museum gallery than the large pink hall the works are usually shown in.
The new display will give visitors the chance to more carefully take in the truly impressive collection. The Queen owns a rare Vermeer, the quietly beautiful The Music Lesson, in addition to two Rembrandts and works by Titian and Van Dyck. Many of the paintings were acquired by George IV (1762–1830), who had a keen eye for art. Opening December 4, Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace is on view at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, through January 2022.