A private talk by the exhibition curator Anna Reynolds, given in the Redgrave Room, is followed by time to view 'Portrait of the Artist', the first exhibition to focus on images of artists from within the Royal Collection. It showcases self-portraits by artists including Rembrandt, Rubens, Artemisia Gentileschi, Lucian Freud and David Hockney and also features images of artists by their friends, relatives and pupils. Well-known self-portraits intended to advertise the artist's talents are shown alongside more intimate and personal works.
'Portrait of the Artist' examines themes from the 'cult' of the artist, the symbolism evoked through images of the artist’s studio and the role of monarchs in commissioning, collecting and displaying portraits.
Includes refreshments and audio-guide.
Image: 'Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura)', c.1638-9, Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1652), Courtesy Royal Collection Trust