The Queen’s Artists features a selection of paintings, drawn from the Royal Academy’s Collection, by Royal Academicians elected during the early part of the Queen’s reign. The display in the Reynolds Room and Council Room includes works by Jean Cooke, Frederick Gore and Ruskin Spear. Subjects range from Richard Eurich’s fanciful reminiscence of a summer spent in Whitby in 1911 to Carel Weight’s depiction of people observing the two minute silence on Remembrance Sunday.
The Saloon house a fascinating selection of sculptures, paintings and drawings prepared by Royal Academicians for the nation’s coinage and royal seals, on loan from the Royal Mint Museum. Portraits of the Queen by Edward Bawden and Sir Charles Wheeler, never before shown in public, are exhibited alongside designs by current Royal Academicians James Butler, Tom Phillips and Christopher Le Brun PRA. Sir Anthony Caro’s new coin design for the London 2012 Games is also on show. This display is supported by the Royal Mint Museum.
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