Masters of the everyday : Dutch artists in the age of Vermee

Masters of the everyday : Dutch artists in the age of Vermee

The charm and fascination of Dutch genre paintings of the seventeenth century is the way that they capture everyday people doing everyday things. With their harmonious, light-filled interiors, these meticulously painted glimpses of lives behind closed doors provide us with an extraordinary insight into their subjects and the period. Drawing on the rich holdings of Dutch masterpieces from the Royal
Masters of the everyday : Dutch artists in the age of Vermee
Desmond Shawe-Taylor Quentin Buvelot
London: Royal Collection Trust, 2015
173 p. : ill.
Catalogus naar aanleiding van de tentoonstelling ondermeer te Londen (Buckingham Palace, the Queen's Gallery) van 13 november 2015 tot 14 februari 2016
9781909741195 (hardback)
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About Desmond Shawe-Taylor

Desmond Philip Shawe-Taylor (born 30 September 1955) was Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures from 2005 to 2020. He succeeded Christopher Lloyd on Lloyd's retirement.

Early life

Shawe-Taylor is the son of Brian Newton Shawe-Taylor and Jocelyn Cecilia Shawe-Taylor. He was educated at Shrewsbury School, University College, Oxford, and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.


Shawe-Taylor was a lecturer in the History of Art Department of the University of Nottingham from 1979 to 1996, and director of Dulwich Picture Gallery from 1996 to 2005, when he was succeeded by Ian Dejardin. He has published several books: Genial Company: the theme of genius in eighteenth-century British portraiture, 1987; The Georgians: eighteenth-century portraiture and society, 1990; Dramatic Art: theatrical paintings from the Garrick Club, 1997; Rembra…Read more on Wikipedia