Explore Dutch 17th-century paintings by some of the finest masters of the Golden Age from National Trust collections around the country.
Prized Possessions includes nearly two dozen works from Trust houses around the country by celebrated artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Lely, Gabriel Metsu, and Cornelis de Heem alongside less well-known names such as Simon Pietersz Verelst and Adriaen van Diest.
Additional Dutch works that feature as part of Prized Possessions at Petworth include The Three Younger Children of Charles I, 1647 by Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), commissioned by Algernon Percy, the 10th Earl of Northumberland, after the King’s children were put in to his custody by Parliament during the English Civil War.
The show is especially relevant to Petworth, which holds major Dutch paintings in its collection and reflects the Dutch influence of King William and Queen Mary in its design. The Prized Possessions exhibition will be seen for the first time in a country house context, having previously been exhibited in galleries at the Holburne Museum in Bath and The Mauritshuis in The Hague.