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The Bowes Museum’s royal collection

Date Posted: 23/09/2011

The Bowes Museum in County Durham is to host Dutch Landscapes: Paintings from the Royal Collection, opening on the 12th November and running until 11th March.

The exhibition will bring together 38 remarkable works from the ‘golden age’ of Dutch painting, lent by Her Majesty The Queen. Drawing on the Royal Collection’s rich holdings of Dutch 17th century landscapes, the exhibition presents a number of examples by the great masters of landscape, including Jacob van Ruisdael, Aelbert Cuyp, Jan van der Heyden and Meyndert Hobbema.

The fine detail and meticulous finish of the paintings held particular appeal for British tastes, and the majority of the works on display were acquired by King George IV when Prince Regent  between 1809 and 1820.

Groups of 12 or more planning a visit to the Bowes Museum can take advantage of discounted admission rates, guided tours, free admission for the GTO, and free coach parking.

For further information telephone: 01833-694615 or visit

Image credit: The Royal Collection © 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 

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