Collection Spotlight: Duke of Northumberland

Bridgeman Images is delighted to announce that they are now representing the Collection of the Duke of Northumberland. Accrued over four centuries reflecting the passions and patronage of the Percy family, it is one of the UK’s greatest private collections.

A portrait of Cardinal Georges d'Armagnac (1500/1-1585) and his secretary, Guillaume Philandrier (1505/6-1565) Oil painting. Tiziano Vecelli (1488/90 – 1576) / © Collection of the Duke of Northumberland / Bridgeman Images
The Crucifixion, 1625-26 (oil on canvas), Guido Reni (1575-1642) / © Collection of the Duke of Northumberland / Bridgeman Images

Significant among the paintings are works, principally by artists of the Italian Renaissance, acquired by Algernon, 4th Duke of Northumberland in the 1850s to adorn the State Rooms of the then newly-restored Alnwick Castle.  Many of these survive in the collection today including works by Titian, Palma Vecchio, Guido Reni, Andrea del Sarto and Claude Lorrain. 

A harbour landscape at sunset, 1637 (oil on canvas), Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellee) (1600-82) / © Collection of the Duke of Northumberland / Bridgeman Images

High quality portraiture includes paintings by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, William Dobson, Gilbert Stuart, Sir Thomas Lawrence and Philip de László.

London, a view of the city from beneath Westminster bridge, 1746-47 (oil on canvas), Canaletto, (Giovanni Antonio Canal) (1697-1768) / © Collection of the Duke of Northumberland / Bridgeman Images
Lady with a Lute, c. 1520 (oil on canvas), Palma Vecchio (1480 - 1528) © Collection of the Duke of Northumberland / Bridgeman Images

The Collection is housed at Alnwick Castle, Northumberland and Syon House, London, both of which are open to the public. 

See the currently available images from this exciting collection here
Discover the timeline of the Northumberland Estates on their website 

View of the Temple of Jupiter Panellenius, 1816 (oil on canvas), Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) / © Collection of the Duke of Northumberland / Bridgeman Images

 


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