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Successful Exhibition At Home in Holland in the Mauritshuis extended until 5 February 2017

Due to popular demand, the exhibition At Home in Holland: Vermeer and his Contemporaries from the British Royal Collection has been extended. Masterpieces by artists such as Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch and Gerrit Dou will be on show in the Mauritshuis until 5 February 2017 .

Director Emilie Gordenker: ‘We are delighted that Royal Collection Trust have given us the opportunity to extend the exhibition, to allow even more people the chance to enjoy these wonderful works from the British Royal Collection.’

Timed Tickets

Especially for this exhibition the Mauritshuis is offering timed tickets to the visitors to have the opportunity to reserve a ticket at a specific time. Visitors have direct access to the exhibition at a specific time every day from 3 pm onwards by purchasing a time slot (at € 2.50) in combination with a ticket. The exhibition is open to all visitors without a timed ticket at any time during the day.

Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), Dame aan het virginaal met een heer (‘De muziekles’), c.1660-1662, Royal Collection Trust / © Hare Majesteit Koningin Elizabeth II 2016

Johannes Vermeer, Lady at the Virginals with a Gentleman ('The Music Lesson'), c.1660-1662, Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016


The exhibition, which Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge visited in October, introduces the public to the ‘genre painting’, its many forms and the provocative symbolism it often conceals. These works are stunning in their variety, from simple farmhands gathered in an inn to elegant figures in rich interiors. Some of the everyday scenes carry a deeper, often moralistic meaning, which may be explicit or at times concealed. But in all of them, the artists portrayed the characters and their environments as skilfully as possible, which makes them even more attractive.

The exhibition At Home in Holland: Vermeer and his Contemporaries from the British Royal Collection is a collaboration between Royal Collection Trust and the Mauritshuis. The exhibition was held at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, under the title Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer from 13 November 2015 to 14 February 2016. It was then displayed at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh from 4 March until 24 July 2016.

Notes to editors:

For more information please contact:

Natalie Bos, Mauritshuis      
+31 (0)70 302 34 38 / +31 (0)6 1444 84 60 
pressoffice@mauritshuis.nl / mauritshuis.nl

The British Royal Collection is among the largest and most important art collections in the world, and one of the last great European royal collections to remain intact. It comprises almost all aspects of the fine and decorative arts, and is spread among some 15 royal residences and former residences across the UK, most of which are regularly open to the public. The Royal Collection is held in trust by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as Sovereign. Explore the Royal Collection royalcollection.org.uk/collection

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