<![CDATA[Hampton Court Palace unveiled its new gallery this week.
The ‘Cumberland Art Gallery’ will now occupy the Georgian suite of rooms William Kent designed for King George II and Queen Caroline’s youngest son, William Augustus, the Duke of Cumberland.
The rooms have been restored to the original Kent interiors, as over time, they were altered by the various Grace and Favour residents in the nineteenth century.
The Cumberland Art Gallery is a permanent addition to Hampton Court Palace. It will allow for visitors to view the art from The Royal Collection in more depth.
The initial installation is a variety of master works from the Royal Collection. It includes pieces by Holbein, Van Dyck, Canaletto and Rembrandt.
The Royal Collection is one of the greatest and most significant art collections in the world. It is held in trust by the Sovereign for their successors and the nation.
It is not owned by the Queen as a private individual. The Royal Collection Trust, part of the Royal Household, oversees the administration; care and presentation of the Collection without public funding.
Photo courtesy of Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014
Featured photo credit courtesy Historic Royal Palaces]]>