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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

My son and I had a great experience at the Charles I King and Collector, the conditions and service are wonderful. And the staff are so lovely from the tickets desk to the staff inside the galleries and art rooms
Thank you, we will be back

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Thank you so much! We look forward to welcoming you and your son back. Many thanks, Kate

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Wonderfully presented exhibition if the brilliant collection out together by Charles I before his demise. Very well worth a visit.

Visit let down by surly brusqe staff who had no customer service skills.

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Yes it was busy, we expected nothing less. A unique opportunity, maybe never to be repeated, to see this impressive collection of art brought together from the corners of the globe under one roof, in London, since 17th century ! Not only in a stunning building, not only tricky yet spectacularly successful communication with other art galleries around the world for the loan of their related art treasures, not only grandiose paintings but sculptures, miniatures, huge scale tapestries, not only van Dyke but other collections and old masters, each piece with its own story to tell All set against a turbulent piece of Englands history.
Highly Recommend, especially when seen with Charles 11 exhibition at Queens Gallery.

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Dear Paula, thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the exhibition. Thank you for sharing your experience. Many thanks, Kate

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

A beautifully presented summary of the best of a great collection arranged in a manner which was easy to comprehend by the non-artist. Well done!

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

The Charles I; King and Collector Exhibition at the RA is one of those once in a lifetime exhibitions. The paintings and art works have been gathered from all corners of the world and probably haven't been seen together since the collection was broken up by order of the Commonwealth.
The admission tickets are organised on a time slot basis but even so, it was very crowded on the midweek afternoon when we visited. The first couple of rooms are fairly small and we missed these rooms out, going further on into the exhibition and returning to the first rooms when it looked quieter. The exhibition is ranged over 12 galleries and there is a useful free guide giving some information as to the theme for each gallery and the important paintings, etc. therein. Not only are there paintings collected by the king but there are several portraits commissioned by him, the central hall showing the famous van Dyke equestrian pictures. There is so much to see with Titian, Brueghel, Rubens, Rembrandt, etc. well represented; the portrait by Rembrandt of his mother is sympathetically and delicately painted. But there are so many pictures that warrant close examination especially the superb miniatures.
The lighting is fairly low and some of the description cards are a little difficult to read but there are large print descriptions available in each gallery.
An exhibition the like of which we are unlikely to see again!

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