Royal Art

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New Or­leans, with its grace­ful wrought iron bal­conies and dis­tinct quar­ters, looks like a work of art in and of it­self. Wind­sor Court Ho­tel, which is lo­cated in the Cen­tral

Busi­ness Dis­trict and has 264 suites, boasts clas­sic English elegance, with a col­lec­tion of paint­ings, sculp­tures, ta­pes­tries and fur­nish­ings dat­ing from the 17th to late 20th cen­turies.

Many of the artworks are of Bri­tish ori­gin with an em­pha­sis on works that de­pict the Wind­sor Cas­tle and life of Bri­tish roy­alty. The col­lec­tion has an es­ti­mated value of more than $8 mil­lion and in­cludes orig­i­nal works by Reynolds, Gains­bor­ough and Huys­man.

Near the Front Desk, view 17th cen­tury lav­ish court life in King Charles II’s Last Sun­day, a paint­ing by Wil­liam Pow­ell Frith, which was orig­i­nally housed at the Royal Academy of Lon­don. Nearby, an ex­quis­ite ex­am­ple of Ni­co­las de Largilliere’s work, Por­trait of the Prince of Wales and His Sis­ter (James and Louisa are por­trayed as young chil­dren of James II). Also greet­ing ar­riv­ing guests are King Ge­orge V and Queen Mary in full Em­pire re­galia, in a por­trait by J. Bar­ton, and a Thomas Thorny­croft bronze sculp­ture of a young Queen Vic­to­ria on Horse­back grac­ing the en­trance to Le Sa­lon.

Ex­pe­ri­ence a piece of his­tory and live the life of roy­alty. While you’re here, take the

Art Tour around our Lobby, 1st, 2nd, and 4th floors on your mo­bile phone and dis­cover the his­tory be­hind each uniqe piece in our art col­lec­tion.

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