Join us for a special full day outing as we travel by train to visit the Bendigo Art Gallery to view TUDORS TO WINDSORS: British Royal Portraits. This exhibition traces the history of the British monarchy through the outstanding collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Presenting some of the most significant royal portraits, the exhibition explores five royal dynasties: the Tudors, the Stuarts, the Georgians, the Victorians and the Windsors shedding light on key figures and important historical moments. This exhibition also offers insight into the development of British art including works by the most important artists to have worked in Britain, from Sir Peter Lely and Sir Godfrey Kneller to Cecil Beaton and Annie Leibovitz.
Significant lenders: Historic Royal Palaces, the Bath Fashion Museum, Royal Armouries, FIDM Museum, LA, National Gallery of Victoria, State Library of Victoria and Art Gallery of South Australia.
Travelling Arrangements: We will meet at Southern Cross Station, taking the train to Bendigo. Our visit to this central Victorian city will start with lunch followed by the tour of the exhibition, before returning home on the train to Southern Cross Station.
[image] Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (Flemish, circa 1561/62 – 1636), Queen Elizabeth I (The ‘Ditchley’ portrait), circa 1592, © National Portrait Gallery, London