Having the opportunity of visiting the Queen’s Gallery is an experience in itself as the complex is part of Buckingham Palace of which the chapel is now the Nash Gallery.
Two exhibitions Russia: Royalty & the Romanovs and Shadows of War: Roger Fenton’s Photographs of the Crimea 1855 have just opened.
For more than 300 years Britain has been linked to Russia through exploration and discovery, diplomatic alliances and, latterly, by familial and dynastic ties. In 1874 the British Royal family and the Russian Imperial family were united by direct dynastic marriage.
The exhibition explores the relationship between Britain and Russia and their royal families until 1956, through works of art in the Royal Collection, many of which were acquired through the personal exchange of gifts. Works include paintings and items by Carl Fabergé.
The exhibition runs until 28 April 2019, with Shadows of War: Roger Fenton’s Photographs of the Crimea, 1855 which is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Roger Fenton’s pioneering photographs of the Crimean War, taken in 1855. The photographs show, for the first time, the impact of war to the general public . Through his often subtle and poetic interpretations Fenton created the genre of war photography, which captured the futility of war.
Visitor information and tickets – A bonus – visitors can enjoy free re-admission for a year if they ask for their ticket to be treated as a donation.
T. 030 3123 7301 Queen’s Gallery