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Treasures of the Court / Philip IV of Spain (r. 1621–1665)

Covering 500 years, 38 patrons and several continents, this course is an examination of audacious acts of patronage and how they resulted in some of the finest art collections in the world.

Philip IV of Spain (r. 1621–1665)

Philip IV is not remembered for his leadership in politics but for his lavish patronage of the arts and letters. He built the Palacio del Buen Retiro, enlarged the Royal Collections, and had a unique relationship with his court painter Velázquez who would not only document the royal family but the colourful court life.


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Date and Time:

18 November 2014 at 10:45 am


Half Day



The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square

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