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VICTORIA & ALBERT PATRONS OF ART AND COLLECTORS OLIVER EVERETT Wednesday 04 September 2019

Victoria and Albert were enthusiastic patrons of the arts throughout their marriage, commissioning and collecting works from both British and European artists. These included Old Master paintings, sculpture, furniture, jewellery and fine buildings. Victoria and Albert viewed their roles as patrons of the arts as being part of the public duties of the monarchy. Buckingham Palace was known as "the headquarters of taste".