Royal Collection, Windsor
The Royal Collection is particularly strong in Old Master drawings, especially by Italian artists, and Victorian watercolours. Most famous are the groups of around 80 portrait drawings by Hans Holbein the Younger and 600 drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, including studies of anatomy, landscape, water and natural history. From the Italian Renaissance there are also important groups by Raphael and Michelangelo, including several of the latter’s famous ‘presentation drawings’.
The Italian Baroque drawings are principally of the Roman and Bolognese schools, with large groups by the Carracci, Domenichino, Maratti, Sacchi, Sassoferrato, Della Bella, Bernini, Castiglione and Guercino. The collection also contains most of Cassiano dal Pozzo’s encyclopaedic ‘Paper Museum’. The 18th-century Italian drawings are mainly Venetian, with matchless groups by Canaletto, Piazzetta, and Sebastiano and Marco Ricci. There are also significant numbers of Dutch, Flemish, German and French drawings, mainly of the 16th and 17th centuries, including groups by Poussin and Claude. Eighteenth-century English drawings include fine series by Paul and Thomas Sandby (particularly relating to Windsor Castle) and William Hogarth, whilst the thousands of 19th-century watercolours relate principally to the reign of Queen Victoria and to her family and travels.
The print collection includes large groups by Dürer, Hollar, Canaletto, Della Bella, Silvestre, Callot, Hogarth and Rowlandson, and collections of prints after the works of Raphael, Reynolds and Landseer. Most of the other prints are organised by subject-matter, including royal portraits of all countries, non-royal British portraits, topography, and prints of historical events.
The British architectural drawings in the collection are almost exclusively connected with the royal residences. At the core of the extensive holdings of maps is George III’s military collection, dealing with military operations throughout the world before .1820. Online catalogues of this material are currently in preparation.
The greater part of the drawings, watercolours and prints are housed in the Print Room at Windsor Castle, the present layout of which was created by Prince Albert in the 1850s. Assembled over the last five centuries, the collection was principally shaped by just three monarchs. Charles II laid the foundation of the Old Master drawings, acquiring mainly Renaissance works (including the Holbeins and Leonardos).ashford university student portal california state university capella university login capella university login clarkson university cleveland state university colorado mesa university delta state university drew university fairleigh dickinson university forham university full sail university gwynedd mercy university holy family university holy family university hospital of the university of pennsylvania indiana university bloomington jackson state university johns hopkins university lander university langston university lesley university marywood university mcneese state university methodist university middle tennessee state university millersville university north park university otterbein university quinnipiac university ryerson university saint xavier university seton hill university shawnee state university south university login southern adventist university southern oregon university southern utah university st ambrose university tsinghua university university of alaska anchorage university of bridgeport university of british columbia university of california davis university of california san francisco university of central oklahoma university of illinois university of michigan ann arbor university of nebraska lincoln university of new england university of new hampshire university of new hampshire university of north florida university of northern iowa university of phoenix student login university of south alabama university of west alabama university park mall university radiology western university of health sciences wilberforce university xavier university xavier university of louisiana bellevue university bemidji state university bucknell university california university of pennsylvania central state university colorado technical university edinboro university hawaii university herzing university hospital of the university of pennsylvania lee university life university lindenwood university loyola university lynn university mercyhurst university mount saint mary's university national louis university north greenville university ohio state university ouachita baptist university pepperdine university point loma nazarene university rutgers university new brunswick saint joseph's university salisbury university south carolina state university tiffin university trump university university blue dunks university in greenville university of alabama university of arizona global campus university of california davis university of hawaii manoa university of idaho university of maryland baltimore university of nebraska-lincoln university of new orleans virginia union university viterbo university wake forest university waldorf university