A Royally Good Show

For my fellow Anglophiles, Christmas came to Houston a little early this year, with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s latest exhibit, Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol. The MFAH is the only U.S. venue to host this unprecedented exhibition, and I cannot wait to see it! Here’s a sneak peek:

 Andy Warhol,  Queen Elizabeth II,  1985, acrylic and screenprint on canvas, private collection. © 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Andy Warhol, Queen Elizabeth II, 1985, acrylic and screenprint on canvas, private collection. © 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

 Hans Holbein the Younger,  Portrait of Henry VIII,  1540, oil on wood, Palazzo Barberini, Rome.

Hans Holbein the Younger, Portrait of Henry VIII, 1540, oil on wood, Palazzo Barberini, Rome.

 Terence Donovan,  Diana, Princess of Wales , 1990, bromide print, National Portrait Gallery, London, given by the photographer’s widow, Diana Donovan. © Terence Donovan Archive

Terence Donovan, Diana, Princess of Wales, 1990, bromide print, National Portrait Gallery, London, given by the photographer’s widow, Diana Donovan. © Terence Donovan Archive

With two royal weddings in one year, my obsession with all things royal is only going stronger, so I can’t wait to see these amazing portraits, some of which have never been seen outside England.

The royal exhibit, part of a major partnership with the National Portrait Gallery in London, runs through January 27. FYI for the Windsor obsessed in northern climes, the average winter weather in Houston is 60 and fairly sunny, so why not make a royal weekend of it? Hope to see you here!

Warmly, 

Beth