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RCIN 931282 - Design for the east elevation of the Library (the Green Drawing Room), Windsor Castle

The furniture-makers Nicholas Morel and George Seddon went into partnership in 1826 to decorate George IV’s new Private Apartments in Windsor Castle. The firm produced a series of designs showing the principal elevations of each room, with the intended Read more about RCIN 931282 - Design for the east elevation of the Library (the Green Drawing Room), Windsor Castle

RCIN 51266 - Shield of Achilles

A silver-gilt convex shield with a central medallion cast in high relief showing Apollo in a quadriga, surrounded by stars and female figures representing the constellations. The broad border is cast in low relief with scenes of human life (a wedding Read more about RCIN 51266 - Shield of Achilles

RCIN 405331 - A Courtyard in Delft at Evening: a Woman spinning

A Courtyard in Delft, acquired by George IV in 1829, is a precious record of a moment when Pieter De Hooch and Johannes Vermeer were both working in Delft, evolving a distinctive style. Evidence of dated works (like this one) suggests that De Read more about RCIN 405331 - A Courtyard in Delft at Evening: a Woman spinning

RCIN 404816 - Christ and St Mary Magdalen at the Tomb

Christ and St Mary Magdalene at the Tomb reveals how imaginatively Rembrandt could interpret traditional religious subject-matter. The scriptural source for this scene is the Gospel of St John (20:11-18), who describes in some detail the burial and Read more about RCIN 404816 - Christ and St Mary Magdalen at the Tomb

RCIN 406358 - A Girl chopping Onions

Dou was the founder of the school of the so-called fijnschilders (Fine-Painters) in Leiden. As the term denotes, the style used by Dou and his numerous followers involved meticulous brushwork, close observation of objects, and a high degree of finish Read more about RCIN 406358 - A Girl chopping Onions

RCIN 405952 - A Kermis on St George's Day

This is one of the most perfect of Teniers’s many Kermis scenes and is a conscious tribute to Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s treatments of the subject. Like Bruegel, Teniers creates episodes in which we can recognise the vices of Read more about RCIN 405952 - A Kermis on St George's Day

RCIN 405339 - The Family of Jan-Baptista Anthoine

The career of Gonzales Coques demonstrates the degree to which eighty years of war failed to destroy the cultural links between the northern and southern Netherlands. Born in Antwerp, where he studied with Pieter Brueghel the Younger, by the late 1640s Read more about RCIN 405339 - The Family of Jan-Baptista Anthoine

RCIN 405333 - Milkmaids with cattle in a landscape, 'The Farm at Laken'

This magnificent landscape almost certainly came from Rubens’s own collection. It was described in an inventory drawn up between 1634 and 1649 as a ‘view of Laken’ (a village near Brussels often spelt Read more about RCIN 405333 - Milkmaids with cattle in a landscape, 'The Farm at Laken'

RCIN 405328 - A Calm: A States Yacht under Sail close to the Shore with many other Vessels

Willem van de Velde (1633-1707) was the son of the marine painter of the same name and brother of Adriaen (also a painter); he studied with his father and with Simon de Vlieger. His earliest paintings, from the early 1650s, include many images like Read more about RCIN 405328 - A Calm: A States Yacht under Sail close to the Shore with many other Vessels

RCIN 405357 - Coast scene with the Rape of Europa

The Rape of Europa is recounted in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Jupiter, who was enamoured with the mortal princess Europa, the daughter of Agenor, King of Tyre or Sidon in Phoenicia, changed himself into a white bull and mingled with a herd of cattle, Read more about RCIN 405357 - Coast scene with the Rape of Europa