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The Prince Regent and his Collecting Mania Nicholas Merchant Tuesday 11 February 2020

The Prince Regent, later George IV did much to re-establish the Royal Collection as one of the greatest in the world, and thus restore its pre-eminence, disastrously destroyed at the time of Oliver Cromwell. This talk explores not just the forming of the collection but also something of the character of the prince: “The First Gentleman of Europe.”