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Charles I: King and Collector

Royal Academy of Arts, 27th January to 15th April

In a triumphant start to its 250th anniversary year, the Royal Academy is displaying one of the most impressive art collections of all time. In 1623 Prince Charles travelled incognito to Madrid to win the Spanish Infanta. He returned, instead, with paintings by Titian and Veronese and a voracious passion for art. By the time of his execution in 1649, Charles I had amassed over 1,500…

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