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12th June 2018

Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from National Trust Houses at the Holburne Museum, Bath

Having expelled the (Catholic) Spanish, seventeenth century Holland was keen on non-traditional, secular paintings. The Dutch Golden Age resulted, rightly celebrated in this show. It is also a celebration of the million object collection of England’s National Trust, an astonishing inheritance from the era of the grand country house.