Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace



ISBN: 9781909741737 Category:

Desmond Shawe-Taylor


In this beautifully designed art book, Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures, Desmond Shawe-Taylor, examines 65 of the most celebrated paintings from the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

With masterpieces by artists including Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Rubens, Titian, Reynolds, Jan Steen and Canaletto, this publication offers new insights into these world-famous works of art.

A short introduction gives an account of the creation of the Picture Gallery, which sits at the heart of Buckingham Palace, and tells the story of the monarchs who commissioned and acquired this extraordinary collection of paintings.

Additional information

Weight 869 g
Dimensions 26.9 x 26.5 cm
Publisher name Royal Collection Trust
Publication date 18 February 2021
Number of pages 44
Format Hardback
Dimensions 26.9 x 26.5 cm
Weight 869 g


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Desmond Shawe-Taylor is Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures. His previous publications for Royal Collection Trust include Masters of the Everyday (2015), The First Georgians (2014), Dutch Landscapes (2010) and The Conversation Piece (2009).