Charles I: King and Collector

On the occasion of the landmark exhibition Charles I: King and Collector (Royal Academy of Arts, 27 January - 15 April 2018), this conference sought to investigate the shape and development of Charles I’s collection. Papers explored the internal and external factors that had a significant impact on collecting habits at the Stuart court, highlighting the latest research from a wide range of disciplines and themes. This event was co-organised by the Royal Academy and the Paul Mellon Centre in partnership with the Royal Collection Trust.

“Piaccia a Sua Maestà che ogni giorno vengano maggiori creazioni di mandare regali a questa volta”: Paintings and Drawings from the Papal Curia of the Barberini

Charles I, Van Dyck & the Spanish Match: Connoisseurs and Collectors as Royal Diplomats, with new findings on four famous Van Dyck paintings

'Her Majesty’s pictures’: Henrietta Maria’s taste, patronage and display of pictures at the Stuart Court

Rome seen from London. The "Subsidium Peregrinantibus" by Balthazar Gerbier and the allure of Italian Baroque Painting at the Caroline Court

“Not verie acceptable to the King”? Charles I and Paolo Veronese

“The late K. & Q. in little”: the small-scale full-length royal portraits in the collection of Charles I and Henrietta Maria

Experiencing Leonardo: The Prince of Wales and Juan de Espina

Leaving a legacy: the appropriation of the collection of Charles I in London during the Interregnum

The Restoration and the legacy of Charles I's collection