Queen Victoria's taste for titillating art exposed

  • February 15, 2010 14:00

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The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

She is portrayed as a repressed and melancholy widow who spent much of her life clad in black. But a new art exhibition will challenge this traditional view of Queen Victoria by revealing her as a passionate, open-minded woman. Opening March 19 at the The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, the show demonstrates that the queen favoured images featuring plenty of naked flesh, while her husband's taste ran prudish in comparison...

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