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Prized Possessions : Dutch Paintings from National Trust Houses

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'A glittering snapshot of the National Trust's collection ... more than an at-a-glance overview of the Golden Age. It also reveals much about the British relationship with 17th-century Dutch paintings' - The Telegraph

A beautiful collection of Golden Age Dutch pictures in the collection of the National Trust

This catalogue accompanies the first ever exhibition of Golden Age Dutch pictures in the collection of the National Trust, which will be shown at the Mauritshuis in The Hague, the Holburne Museum in Bath and at Petworth House in West Sussex (2018-19). Celebrating the enduring British taste for collecting Dutch paintings from the long seventeenth century, the publication explores why and how this particular type of art was desired, commissioned and displayed through the consideration of masterpieces from a number of National Trust houses. It features portraits, still lifes, religious pictures, maritime paintings, landscapes, genre paintings and history pictures, painted by celebrated artists such as Rembrandt, Lievens, Hobbema, Cuyp, Hondecoeter, De Heem, Ter Borch and Metsu, as well as less well-known artists such as De Baen and Van Diest.

With over 350 heritage properties in the UK, the National Trust cares for one of the world's largest and most significant holdings of art and its collection of Dutch Old Masters is particularly impressive. The catalogue includes essays by Quentin Buvelot (chief curator at the Mauritshuis) and David Taylor (curator of pictures and sculpture at the National Trust). The authors also discuss other aspects of the influence of Dutch culture in British country houses (using National Trust examples) - on furniture, garden design and print and ceramics collecting

  • Authors: Quentin Buvelot and David Taylor
  • Paperback: 160 pages | 100 colour illustrations
  • Date published: May 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1911300243
  • Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 21.6 cm

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