The Fine Art Room February Social – Holbein at the Tudor Court at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace + lunch
Friday February 16, 10am onwards
*Travel and meal cost not included (see below for more info)
Image:  Hans Holbein The Younger – Mary Shelton, later Lady Heveningham (c. 1540). Black and coloured chalks with black and brown inks and white heightening on pink prepared paper. 30.3 x 21.1 cm.

Join us for a morning visit to an exhibition of drawings, paintings and more as we discover how Hans Holbein’s portraiture played an important role in Henry VIII’s reign and beyond…

The latest exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace is dedicated to work by German-born artist Hans Holbein during his employment in London.

After receiving a commission from Henry VIII’s chancellor, Sir Thomas More, Holbein found himself in demand, with other dignitories including Henry VIII also requesting portraits. The exhibition includes sketches and working drawings as well as paintings and other works, all of which introduce us to the famous and infamous from a turbulent time in British history, all presented in the magnificent settings of the Queen’s Gallery.

We will visit the exhibition for approximately two hours, giving you ample time to enjoy the show and perhaps sketch in the space. After our visit to the gallery, there is the option to join us for lunch at Zizzi in Victoria (approx. 10-15 minute walk away) to discuss the exhibition with your fellow artists.

>> Find out more about the Holbein at the Tudor Court exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery
>> Find out more about Zizzi in Victoria

Event details

We will meet outside the entrance to The Queen’s Gallery at 9.50am with view to entering the venuw at 10am.

The Social is free. However, you will need to pay for:

  • Your exhibition ticket
  • Your travel to and from The Queen’s Exhibition (nearest Tube stations: Victoria or St James’ Park)
  • Your meal and drinks at the restaurant.

Your exhibition ticket
– Tickets for the exhibition are available to buy now – more info will be sent to you once you’ve confirmed your place
– Please let us know if you intend to come to the exhibition and lunch or just the lunch
– If you want to join us later in the morning, we can see you in the exhibition or afterwards at lunch – but please let us know you’re coming especially if you want to join us for lunch
– You can also join us for just the gallery visit part of the event if you don’t want to come for lunch afterwards

Book your place

Places for the Social are first come, first served. Please book onto the Social if you know you can definitely attend.
Number of places: 11
To book your place, please fill in the form below.

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