- Title: Duchess of Cambridge visits an art exhibit in The Hague
- Date: 11th October 2016
- Summary: THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS (OCTOBER 11, 2016) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** CHILDREN WITH BRITISH FLAGS GATHERED OUTSIDE OF MAURITSHUIS ART MUSEUM IN FRONT OF RED TELEPHONE BOXES AND BRITISH FLAG CHILDREN HOLDING BRITISH AND DUTCH FLAGS BRITAIN'S CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE, STEPPING OUT OF CAR AND WAVING TO CHILDREN / DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE BEING MET BY MAURITSHUIS ART MUSEUM DIRECTOR, EMILIE GORDENKER / DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE WALKING OVER TO TALK TO CHILDREN BYSTANDERS WATCHING DUCHESS TALKING TO CHILDREN / DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE AND GORDENKER WALKING UP TO MUSEUM / DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE WAVING THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS (RECENT - SEPTEMBER 27, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF JOHANNES VERMEER'S "THE MUSIC LESSON," ALSO CALLED "LADY AT THE VIRGINAL WITH A GENTLEMAN" 1660-1662 VERMEER'S NAME ON FRAME GORDENKER LOOKING AT VERMEER'S PAINTING (SOUNDBITE) (English) MAURITSHUIS ART MUSEUM DIRECTOR, EMILIE GORDENKER, SAYING: "Vermeer is a painter who left very few works of art behind him, 36 to be exact. The Mauritshuis is very fortunate to have three of those, but every single painting that we have by Vermeer in our collection is slightly different - Vermeer is mostly known for his interiors with beautiful women and that is something that the Royal Collection has and that's why it's wonderful to have this here." JAN STEEN'S "WOMAN IN THE BEDROOM",1663 JAN STEEN'S "A VILLAGE REVEL", 1673 VARIOUS OF ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE'S "THE INTERIOR OF A PEASANT'S COTTAGE," 1668 ROOM IN EXHIBITION
- Embargoed: 26th October 2016 14:51
- Keywords: Kate Middleton Duchess of Cambridge Vermeer art British Royal Museum Netherlands
- Location: THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS
- City: THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Royals
- Reuters ID: LVA00153K8Z7R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Britain's Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge embarked on her first official royal engagement abroad without husband Prince William on Tuesday (October 11), travelling to the Netherlands.
Greeted by children waving Dutch and British flags standing next to red telephone boxes, the Duchess of Cambridge visited an exhibition in The Hague's Mauritshuis museum, where the British Royal Collection loaned some of its works by Dutch masters including Vermeer.
"Vermeer is a painter who left very few works of art behind him, 36 to be exact. The Mauritshuis is very fortunate to have three of those, but every single painting that we have by Vermeer in our collection is slightly different - Vermeer is mostly known for his interiors with beautiful women and that is something that the Royal Collection has and that's why it's wonderful to have this here," Mauritshuis art museum Director Emilie Gordenker told Reuters on September 27.
A highlight of the exhibition is Vermeer's "The Music Lesson," painted between 1660-1662.
The Duchess of Cambridge will also meet children who are part of a learning programme in the gallery.
Later, the Duchess of Cambridge will join a discussion on addiction and mental health held by the Netherlands Trimbos Institute, where counterparts from her British charities will be present.
Her one-day visit also included a courtesy call to King Willem-Alexander at his residence Villa Eikenhorst and a stop in Rotterdam.
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