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The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly. Entrance via the Keeper's House.
Join Dr Nicholas Tromans, Curator of Watts Gallery, to hear about one of the most ambitious and dramatic sculptures of the 19th century, ‘Physical Energy’ by G F Watts, which this winter returns to the RA’s courtyard, where it was first shown in 1904.
£8, £5 concessions.
Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures at the Royal Collection, discusses Anthony van Dyck’s Charles I (Le Roi à la chasse): one of the most emphatically understated of van Dyck’s royal portraits, yet one of the most significant in Charles I’s collection.
Robin Simon, editor of the new book ‘The Royal Academy: History and Collections’, reveals the inside story of Johan Zoffany’s masterpiece of 1772.