Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Queen's Gallery Buckingham Palace

What a wonderful exhibition of Treasures From the Royal Collection. Some of the best old masters are on view here. It's a good reminder that royals have been some of the biggest patrons of the arts, commissioning works, before the whole contemporary art buzz made "collecting" such a game of keeping up with the Joneses.

Pythagorus advocating vegetarianism. c.1618-30.Sir Peter Paul Rubens and Frans Snyders.Acquired by Queen Victoria.

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