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Twenty-eight of the finest 17th- and 18th-century Dutch paintings in the Royal Collection, including Vermeer's 'The Music Lesson', will be brought together in a new exhibition opening this November at The Queen's Gallery, London. Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer includes works by some of the finest artists of the day, among them Gerrit Dou, Pieter de Hooch and Jan Steen. ... Read more about Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer
The absurdities of fashion, the perils of love, political machinations and royal intrigue were the daily subject-matter of Thomas Rowlandson (1757–1827), one of the wittiest and most popular caricaturists of Georgian Britain. Blunt, sometimes bawdy and often irreverent, his work offers a new perspective on an era best known through the novels of Jane Austen. Along with his contemporaries, James Gillray, James Sayers and the Cruikshank family, Rowlandson shaped the visual comedy of the period, and his colourful prints and drawings are as amusing today as when they were first produced ... Read more about High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson