Posted on 25th May 2016
In celebration of the 400th anniversary in 2016 of its commission and design, the Queen’s House has undergone an extensive refurbishment project and is set to open later this year. Event guests and public visitors will be able to see Orazio Gentileschi’s ‘Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife’ displayed in this iconic building for the first time since 1650 when the house reopens. The painting, which is part of the Royal Collection, was one of a sequence commissioned for the Queen’s House by King Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria.
This exciting project and mark commission gives Royal Museums Greenwich the opportunity to celebrate the international and historically important building for its 400th anniversary and for the House, in its modern role as the Museum’s prime fine-art venue, to showcase the National Maritime Museum’s outstanding art collection. The house will remain an incredible asset in the Royal Museums Greenwich portfolio of venues and guests will be able to truly enjoy this ambitious project and seeing the house returned to royal splendour as an ideal backdrop for corporate and private entertaining.