Peter Paul Rubens, Study of a seated woman (The Virgin), c. 1606 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

LONDON - The 17th-century 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.

Spanning four centuries, the display explores the diverse interests and innovative techniques of Golden Age artists, considering the influence of their sixteenth century predecessors and the enduring impact of their work on Dutch and Flemish art of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Sat 14 May - 13 November 2016 - Gallery 88a


Hans Bol, A Covered Wagon Traversing a Road Between Two Inns, 1580 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


Jacob Jordaens, A Huntsman Resting with His Hounds, c. 1635 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


Jacob Savery, A Village Kermis, 1598 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


Anthony van Dyck, Christ Crowned with Thorns, before 1621 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


Dirck Hals, Seated Man, Drinking from a glass, before 1627 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. 


Peter Paul Rubens, Study of a Nude and Two Studies of Legs in a Kneeling Position, 1617-18 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


Rembrandt van Rijn, Study of the actor Willem Ruyter, c. 1634 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


Pieter Coecke van Aelst, The Conversion of St Paul, c. 1529-1534 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.