|LGfL is pleased to be working in partnership with the Royal Collection to bring high resolution scans of pictures and learning resources from the Dutch Landscapes exhibition currently at 'The Queen's Gallery' - London.
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 aim is to inspire groups to engage with, enjoy and learn about the Royal Collection.
Dutch Landscapes Exhibition (15 April – 9 October)
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.
The Dutch Landscapes exhibition and bookable school visits are also supported by the exhibition website which contains three learning interactives to enable pupils to discover artistic processes such as composition and perspective.
Making the most of the LGfL Gallery high resolutions scans
Video commentary from the exhibition
Information for schools visiting the exhibition
Dutch Landscapes Exhibition Website
Teaching Notes for pictures from the exhibition