MORNING OF SPECIAL INTEREST
COMPRISING AN ONLINE LECTURE AND VIRTUAL TOUR
Friday 19th March
10:00 a.m. start until approx. 1:00 p.m.
SESSION ONE Prized Possessions - Dutch 17th Century Art in National Trust Houses
English country houses have traditionally been the home to Dutch Golden Age masters including impressive works by some of the best loved artists. The British have a fondness for collecting Dutch pictures with examples collected by some of the Nation’s most important patrons and displayed in some of Britain’s greatest houses.
The National Trust has over 13,000 works of art, of these over 1,000 are Dutch 17th century paintings. Dutch masters such as Rembrandt, Aelbert Cuyp, and Meindert Hobbema were extremely popular with the British nobility and entrepreneurs from the 17th to the 20th century.
Some of the most beautiful examples of these artists are to be found in these houses. The talk will include the variety of paintings to be found, the artists who painted them and how they came to be in these houses.
SESSION TWO Virtual Tour - MAURITSHUIS, The Hague.
The Mauritshuis is one of the most beautiful 17th century monuments in Holland and has been the home of the Royal Cabinet of Paintings for nearly 200 years. The collection of 17th century Dutch paintings is considered one of the top four in the world. The fact that this top collec-tion is found in the intimate atmos-phere of a residence of the same era known as the Dutch Golden Age makes it very special, and explains why it is often called the smallest of the great museums and the greatest of the small museums.
For further information contact Gill Gowing on firstname.lastname@example.org