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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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Discover South Kensington brings together the Victoria and Albert Museum and the other leading cultural and educational organisations to promote innovation and learning. South Kensington is the home of science, arts and inspiration. Discovery is at the core of what happens here and there is so much to explore every day.

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Event - Master Strokes: Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Golden Age

Sat 14 May 2016–Sun 13 November 2016

DISPLAY: The 17th-centrury was a period of extraordinary prosperity and artistic output in the Netherlands. Featuring works from the V&A’s outstanding collection of Dutch and Flemish drawings, this display presents masterpieces by Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck and Rembrandt van Rijn, together with the work of lesser-known Golden Age artists.

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