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New NEN resources from the Royal Collection feature Dutch Landscapes Exhibition artwork

Above: Dutch Landscapes Exhibition

Download high resolution photographs of the featured artwork from the Exhibition

The Royal Collection
LGfL, working on behalf of the National Education Network is delighted to be working partnership with The Royal Collection.

The Royal Collection is one of the most important art collections in the world. It contains paintings and drawings by many of the greatest artists of Western Art, including Leonardo da Vinci, Holbein, Rembrandt, Van Dyck and Vermeer, as well as superb examples of works of art from all over the world – furniture, ceramics, silver and gold, sculpture, books and armour. Items from The Royal Collection can be seen at royal residences across Britain and at The Queen’s Galleries in London and Edinburgh.

Royal Collection Learning is responsible for the development and delivery of learning resources and programmes for schools, families and adults visiting Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Our shared aim is to inspire groups to engage with, enjoy and learn about the Royal Collection.

Dutch Landscapes Exhibition (15 April – 9 October)

This new partnership  features high resolution scans and learning resources from the current Dutch Landscapes exhibition showing at ‘The Queens Gallery’ at Buckingham Palace.

The exhibition brings together forty two remarkable landscapes from the ‘Golden Age’ of Dutch painting, including works by Ruisdael, Cuyp and Hobbema. The Dutch Republic, which gained independence from the Spanish-ruled Southern Netherlands in 1648, was physically expanding, with large areas being reclaimed from the sea and with it the population was growing too. Landscape paintings seem to celebrate this expansion and prosperity.

• Original drawings highlighting artists’ techniques and approach to composition.
• The changing environment and landscape of Dutch people’s lives in the seventeenth century.
• Insight into the life of European people of the period; including how they travelled, farmed and the hobbies they enjoyed.

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