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Paintings by the Monarchy
'A Ruined Corinthian Temple in a Landscape', c.1758–60, by George III
We can always go and see paintings of the monarchy, but it is rare that we get the chance to see paintings by the monarchy. If you have ever wondered what Prince Charles is like with a paintbrush in hand, then don't miss out on a trip to Windsor Castle. Up until the 26th January 2014, you have the unique opportunity to view artwork produced by the Royal Family. The Royal Paintbox showcases the last three hundred and fifty years of paintings, drawings, and sculptures produced by our kings and queens, starting from George III. You will also see the handiwork of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, King Edward VII, Queen Alexandra, The Duke of Edinburgh, and Queen Elizabeth II herself.
There will also be a special series presentation of watercolours by the Prince of Wales, who has long been inspired by the British landscape.
The first known royal artist was Prince Rupert, who learnt how to make mezzotint engravings during his time in exile in the Netherlands. A little closer to home is King George III, who took an interest in art from an early age; he was particularly good with chalk and charcoal. His daughter, Princess Charlotte, on the other hand was inspired by her love of botany, and created beautifully floral decorated porcelain.
To see these and more, you can buy admission tickets to Windsor Castle at £17.75 for adults, £16.15 concessions, and £10.60 for under 17s. Under 5s go free.