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Portrait sketch, Lady Elizabeth Eastlake, 1831. Museum no. E.1009-1945. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


Approximately 100,000 drawings made in Europe and the USA can be seen in the V&A's collection. The work of many schools, styles and periods is represented. Many have been collected specifically with an eye to why they were made; the collection is therefore unusually rich in academic drawings, designs for illustration, and in particular preparatory drawings used in the production of paintings, sculpture, architecture and the applied arts.

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Dutch & Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum (Hardback)

Dutch & Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum (Hardback)

The V&A’s internationally important collection of Dutch and Flemish masterpiece drawings includes individual works by Rembrandt, Rubens and …

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V&A Innovative Leadership 2015-16

The V&A Innovative Leadership Programme is aimed at managers working in the arts & creative industries looking to develop new skills, insight and opportunity. Applications are now open for the next course.

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Event - UCL Art Museum - Tour 1

Thu 03 December 2015 11:00–12:30

UCL Art Museum has its origins as a teaching and research collection tied to the history of the UCL Slade School of Fine Art. The Slade was the first school to admit women into the life room and, through the Slade prize system held as early as the 1890s, a large number of works by women artists entered this public collection. The museum holds examples of early works by pioneers such as Gwen John, Dora Carrington, Winifred Knights and Paula Rego, as well as over 10,000 prints, drawings, sculptures and paintings dating from the 1490s to the present day. It also has a wonderful collection of Old Master prints and drawings by artists such as Dürer, Rubens, Rembrandt and van Dyck.

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