Royal Watch

updated 12/10/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/10/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

PRINCE CHARLES has always been thought of as the artistic royal (despite mixed reviews for his recent one-man exhibition in Italy of watercolor landscapes), but that position is being usurped by his cousin LADY SARAH ARMSTRONG-JONES. The 26-year-old daughter of PRINCESS MARGARET and LORD SNOWDON has won raves for her abstract oils and sketches, priced between $700 and $3,000, now on view at her first commercial show at the Cadogan Contemporary Gallery in Knights-bridge, London. "She is not to be sniffed at," declared Evening Standard critic BRIAN SEWELL, who has been scathing about Charles's brushwork in the past. "She could be a very good professional artist. I think the interiors are extremely good, and it is nothing to do with who they are by and what family she comes from.... The paintings are worth their money whoever they are by, and as she gets older, she will improve." '

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