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Samsung Art Store Unveils Royal Dog Art Collection


Historic British Monarchs’ most beloved pets arrive to Samsung Frame TV users’ homes ahead of historic coronation

As the UK and royal watchers around the world prepare to mark the historic Coronation of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort, Samsung is bringing some of the finest four-legged friends depicted in artworks in the Royal Collection to millions of Samsung screens. The Royal Collection is one of the most important art collections in the world and is held in trust by The King for his successors and the nation.

The Samsung Art Store – which enables Samsung Frame TV owners to continuously transform any space with over 2,000 pieces of digital art, including works from the most renowned artists, museums, and industry tastemakers – is today unveiling an exclusively curated collection of images from the Royal Collection. Users can choose from 14 pieces in the “Royal Dogs” collection to display on their Frame TV, all of which are digital versions of works depicting the royal family’s beloved pets throughout history. Featured artists include Charles Burton Barber, Sir Edwin Landseer, Thomas Musgrove Joy, Gilbert Sprague and George Stubbs.

The collection comes as the UK hosts its first coronation in almost 70 years, dating back to the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. While Queen Elizabeth II was well known for her love of corgis, the royal family has a long history with a variety of breeds for their companionship and loyalty, including the aptly named King Charles spaniel stemming from Charles I’s 17th century reign. In the early 19th century, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert commissioned Sir Edwin Landseer to paint Queen Victoria’s childhood companion, Dash the spaniel, as well as Eos the greyhound who accompanied Prince Albert from Germany. Queen Victoria was also known to favor dachshunds, collies and pugs, while King Edward VII was fond of terriers, and King George V counted terriers, labradors and other working breeds among his pets. The Samsung Art Store collection also features a Landseer piece depicting Princess Mary of Cambridge with Nelson, a beloved Newfoundland.

“The Samsung Art Store is proud to connect millions of Frame TV owners with a variety of art and artists, from classic to contemporary, and both legacy and emerging artists,” said Daria Greene, Global Curator at the Samsung Art Store. “We are honored to help extend the reach of the Royal Collection through Samsung’s unparalleled digital art experience – especially at this historic moment and with a collection that celebrates the love for pets that so many families share.”

More Ways to Enjoy: The Royal Coronation & Premium Pet Content

In addition to the Samsung Art Store collection on The Frame, all Samsung Smart TV users can take part in coronation festivities via the expansive free coverage on Samsung TV Plus, Samsung’s free ad-supported TV service that makes over 250 live TV channels and thousands of shows and movies on demand available to the masses for free. On Saturday May 6, viewers can tune in for live, on-the-ground coverage of the historic event streaming on ABC News Live starting at 5 a.m. ET, with a replay at 10 a.m.”. The newly-added Sky News channel will also have coverage along with NBC News NOW, TODAY All Day, and LiveNOW from FOX – on all 2016-2023 Samsung Smart TVs, Samsung Galaxy mobile devices, Family Hub refrigerators, and on the web. No subscription or login required.

Samsung TV Plus, which offers more than 1,900 channels globally and thousands of shows and movies on-demand spanning news, sports, entertainment, auto, design, and more, is also home to a wide range of premium content for pet lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. In the U.S., users can enjoy more than 250 channels of 24/7 programming, including: The Pet Collective (channel 1329), Rovr.Pets (channel 1409), Lucky Dog (channel 1068), Samsung Wildlife (channel 1400), Love Nature 4K (channel 1404), The Jack Hannah Channel (channel 1408) and more. Watch Samsung TV Plus for free.

The Royal Collection is among the largest and most important art collections in the world, and one of the last great European royal collections to remain intact. It comprises almost all aspects of the fine and decorative arts, and is spread among some 15 royal residences and former residences across the UK, most of which are regularly open to the public. The Royal Collection is held in trust by the Sovereign for his successors and the nation, and is not owned by The King as a private individual. Royal Collection Trust, a department of the Royal Household, is responsible for the care of the Royal Collection and manages the public opening of the official residences of The King through income generated from admissions and from associated commercial activities.

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