London, The Queen's Gallery

Offering a glimpse into the fashions, interiors and manners of the age, a Conversation Piece in the European painting tradition refers to group portraits dating from 17th century Netherlands, which became particularly developed and popular in Georgian England, by painters such as William Hogarth and George Stubbs in the 18th century and Sir Edwin Landseer in the 19th century.

The sitters are often aristocrats depicted in informal situations, going about their daily lives, such as taking tea or just returning from a hunt. The exhibition is organized into the sections The Age of Charles I, The Dutch Republic, Frederick Prince of Wales, George III, George IV and Queen Victoria & Albert. To complement the selection of royal Conversation Pieces, the exhibition shows examples of the genre acquired by members of the royal family over the past four centuries.

October 13, 2009 through February 14, 2010
The Queen's Gallery
Buckingham Palace
SW1A 1AA London
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