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Keyl reported in a letter that he had learned from Sir Edwin Landseer that 'The Queen was quite delighted with my Lambs brought them herself with her own hands into his bedroom – thought it quite Preraphaelite'.
Signed and dated: F.W. Keyl / 1868.
Easter in the Royal Collection

Explore Easter imagery in the Royal Collection

LAMBERT DOOMER (1624-1700)

The Angel opening Christ's tomb

c. 1670-1700

Pen and brown ink with brown, grey and pinkwash | 46.3 x 32.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 906518

This dramatic drawing by the Dutch artist Lambert Doomer, shows an angel lifting open the lid of Christ’s tomb on Easter morning. The soldiers who were guarding the tomb topple backwards in surprise, and the drawing is lit dramatically by heavenly light, which forcefully breaks through the cloudy night and gleams off the soldiers’ weapons and armour. The drawing is a copy after a painting by Rembrandt van Rijn. Doomer was likely one of his many pupils. 

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