On show will be 51 stunning Dutch and Flemish paintings from the 15th to 17th centuries - all taken from the Royal Collection.
- © The Royal Collection 2008 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- © Lewish Whyld
Offering a selection of popular blockbusters from Pieter Bruegel the Elder to Hans Memling, Anthony van Dyck and Peter Paul Rubens, this intensely observed, richly coloured figurative painting is as exhilarating to look at now as ever.
Country landscapes and thronging scenes of life and war feature in the exhibition alongside wonderful portraits.
The evening, 3 December 2008
Arrive at 5.45pm (to clear palace security for 6pm start). There will be a 30-minute introductory talk by Jennifer Scott, co-curator of the exhibition, in the Redgrave Room of the Queen’s Gallery.
Homes & Property readers will then enjoy a special private view of the exhibition. This will be followed by a chance to see highlights from Treasures from the Royal Collection, a wonderful mixture of pictures and objets d’art.
© The Royal Collection 2008 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
From about 7pm, after leaving the gallery, you will be able to enjoy a glass of wine in the gallery shop and take advantage of a 20 per cent discount off everything bought on the night, from embossed bath mats with a crown emblem to copies of famous jewellery pieces. The evening ends at 8pm. The Bruegel to Rubens catalogue will be on sale for £14.95.
How to book
Tickets for this very special evening cost £20 each but places are strictly limited. Please call 020 7766 7322 with your credit card details ready.
For more information about the exhibition and the gallery, visit www.royalcollection.org.uk.
Bruegel to Rubens: masters of Flemish Painting, runs at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, until 26 April 2009.