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Dutch Pictures

In the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen

Christopher White

 576 pages

The revised edition of Dutch Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen is a welcome addition to the field, which, like its predecessor of 1982, will serve as the authoritative source concerning Dutch paintings in this distinguished collection for decades to come.

Wayne Franits, Historians of Netherlandish Art

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Hardback, 300 x 245 mm, 360 colour illustrations
ISBN 978 1 905686 46 9

This completely updated and revised edition of Sir Christopher White's catalogue of the Dutch paintings in the Royal Collection, first published in 1982, reproduces all entries in colour and fully integrates these within the text.

Since the publication of the 1982 edition many of the works have been cleaned and many, including works now recognised as by Rembrandt, have been re-attributed. Scholarship in this area has advanced dramatically in the same period, and the catalogue includes much new information as well as a fascinating account of the assembling of this important group of Dutch pictures, particularly by George IV, and the history of their display and appreciation.

Christopher White is a former Director of The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London and the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. 

Related exhibition
Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer

Presenting 28 masterpieces from the Royal Collection, the exhibition includes works by Gerrit Dou, Gabriel Metsu, Jan Steen and Pieter de Hooch, and Johannes Vermeer's 'A Lady at the Virginal with a Gentleman'.

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Highlights from the publication

Jacob van Ruisdael (Haarlem c. 1628-Amsterdam 1682)

Evening Landscape: a Windmill by a Stream

Johannes Vermeer (Delft 1632-Delft 1675)

Lady at the Virginals with a Gentleman

Gerard ter Borch (Zwolle 1617-Deventer 1681)

The Letter

Meyndert Hobbema (Amsterdam 1638-Amsterdam 1709)

A Watermill beside a Woody Lane

Willem Claesz. Heda (Haarlem 1593/4-1680/2)

Still Life on a Table

Aelbert Cuyp (Dordrecht 1620-Dordecht 1691)

The Passage Boat

Hendrick ter Brugghen (Deventer 1588(?)-Utrecht 1629)

A laughing Bravo with a Bass Viol and a Glass

Rembrandt van Rijn (Leiden 1606-Amsterdam 1669)

An old Woman called 'The Artist's Mother'