Prized Possessions

Dutch Paintings from National Trust Houses

David Taylor, Quentin Buvelot

Celebrating the enduring British taste for collecting Dutch paintings from the long seventeenth century, this exhibition catalog will explore why and how this particular type of art was desired, commissioned, and displayed, through the consideration of Golden Age masterpieces from a number of National Trust houses.
Date Published :
June 2018
Publisher :
Paul Holberton Publishing
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781911300243
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 10.2 X 8.5 inches
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Overview
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Celebrating the enduring British taste for collecting Dutch paintings from the long seventeenth century, this exhibition catalog will explore why and how this particular type of art was desired, commissioned, and displayed, through the consideration of Golden Age masterpieces from a number of National Trust houses.

This catalog will be published to accompany the first ever exhibition of Golden Age Dutch pictures in the collection of the National Trust, which will be shown at the Mauritshuis in The Hague, the Holburne Museum in Bath and at Petworth House in West Sussex (2018–19). It will feature portraits, still lifes, religious pictures, maritime paintings, landscapes, genre paintings and history pictures, painted by celebrated artists such as Rembrandt, Lievens, Hobbema, Cuyp, Hondecoeter, De Heem, Ter Borch and Metsu, as well as less well-known artists such as De Baen and Van Diest. With over 350 heritage properties in the UK, the National Trust cares for one of the world’s largest and most significant holdings of art and its collection of Dutch Old Masters is particularly impressive.

The catalog will include essays by Quentin Buvelot (chief curator at the Mauritshuis) and David Taylor (curator of pictures and sculpture at the National Trust). The authors will also discuss other aspects of the influence of Dutch culture in British country houses (using National Trust examples) – on furniture, garden design, and print and ceramics collecting.

About The Author
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David Taylor is Curator of Pictures and Sculpture at the National Trust.

Quentin Buvelot is Chief Curator at the Mauritshuis, The Hague.

REVIEWS
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"Dutch pictures and English country houses: a marvellously interwoven story ... the first exhibition of highlights among the many Dutch paintings in National Trust homes." 

- Financial Times, 19/20 May 2018

"A comprehensive picture of an era … to study these pictures properly is not just to see, but to enter a society, to understand its aspirations and emotions, its sense of humour and its moral judgments ... opens up into an expansive view."

- The Times, May 2018

★★★★   "A glittering snapshot of the National Trust's collection ... more than an at-a-glance overview of the Golden Age. It also reveals much about the British relationship with 17th-century Dutch paintings."

- Telegraph, June 2018

"A small treat"

- The Oldie, July 2018

"Revelatory insights into significant paintings held by the National Trust."

- Bath Magazine, June 2018

"A landmark exhibition"

- Timeless Travel, June 2018

"A golden opportunity to see 22 Dutch masterpieces"

- Epoch Times, June 2018

"A jewel box of a show." 

- Country Life, July 2018

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