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Paintings from the Royal Collection go on display in the Netherlands

Release date: Thursday, 29 September 2016

Twenty two paintings from the Royal Collection have gone on display at the Mauritshuis, in The Hague.  The loaned works were previously on display at The Queen's Galleries in London and Edinburgh, as part of the exhibition Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer

The selection of paintings include some of the finest Dutch works in the Royal Collection, painted during the 'Golden Age' of the 17th century when the Netherlands was at the forefront of commerce, science and art.  Known as 'genre paintings', the works show ordinary scenes of everyday life rendered in exquisite detail.

One of the highlights lent from the Royal Collection is Lady at the Virginals with a Gentleman, or 'The Music Lesson', early 1660s, by Johannes Vermeer.  Vermeer is perhaps the most highly regarded genre painter of his generation, despite fewer than 40 works being attributed to him today.

Find out more about the exhibition at the Mauritshuis here.