(Dutch) The Golden Age artists were unparalleled in their portrayals of ordinary people and their daily activities. The Dutch genre paintings offer a unique look at the everyday life of the Golden Age, from simple farm houses to beautiful city palaces. Behind the carefully worked out details there is often a deeper meaning or moral weld. This book takes a closer look at the possible interpretations of these details. The history of the collection of Dutch paintings by the English royal family is also discussed. In doing so, this book tries to do justice to a beautiful, but relatively unknown collection of genre paintings from the Golden Age.
Title: Vermeer and his contemporaries - Dutch genre pieces from the Royal Collection
Author: Desmond Shawe-Taylor and Quintin Buvelot
Year of release: 2015
Publisher: Royal Collection Trust, Mauritshuis, Mercatorfonds
Number of pages: 175 with illustrations
Format: 29 x 23.5 x 1.5
Binding method: Paperback