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Family how-to: colour the RA Collection

Published 29 March 2018

Have a go at colouring different artworks from the RA Collection! Download a colouring sheet and crack out your pencils and pens.

    • Giovanni Mario Verdizotti, The Lion and the Fox

      Giovanni Mario Verdizotti, The Lion and the Fox, 1570.

      Part of the RA CollectionWoodcut engraving. 190 mm x 145 mm. © Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London.

      The Lion and the Fox

      Giovanni Mario Verdizotti

      Giovanni Mario Verdizzotti was a priest and a scholar as well as a painter, designer and engraver. He made this engraving of a lion and a ball for a book called One Hundred Moral Fables. It was published over 500 years ago in Italy.

    • Henry Justice Ford, Upper cover and spine of publisher's binding

      Henry Justice Ford, Upper cover and spine of publisher's binding.

      Part of the RA CollectionPublisher's blue flat-weave cloth. 188 mm x 132 mm x 29 mm. © Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London.

      Cover from 'The animal story book'

      Attributed to Henry Justice Ford

      Henry Justice Ford was an illustrator. This howling lion was on the cover of The Animal Story Book that he illustrated in 1896.

    • Sir Edwin Landseer RA, Head of a hare in profile

      Sir Edwin Landseer RA, Head of a hare in profile, ca.1810.

      Part of the RA CollectionPencil on cream wove paper. 6 cm x 4.7 cm. © Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London.

      Head of a hare in profile

      Sir Edwin Landseer RA

      Sir Edwin Landseer had a passion for drawing animals. He liked to draw the animals he saw around him, at farms or just in the countryside. The RA’s Collection of his drawings includes a menagerie of animals including cattle, pigs and horses as well as cats and dogs.

    • William Heath Robinson, 'Sinbad and the giant egg'

      William Heath Robinson, 'Sinbad and the giant egg', 1903.

      Part of the RA CollectionLetterpress and line-block. 246 mm x 181 mm. © Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London.

      'Sinbad and the giant egg'

      William Heath Robinson

      This image is a letterpress page from a book in the RA Collection, The Child’s Arabian Nights by William Heath Robinson. Robinson was an English cartoonist and illustrator who studied in the RA Schools in the late 19th century.

    • Studio of Benjamin West, Earth

      Studio of Benjamin West, Earth, ca.1779.

      Oil on canvas. 1093 x 1854 mm.

      Earth

      Studio of Benjamin West

      Benjamin West was the President of the Royal Academy between 1792-1805. In this painting, he has painted a woman as mother Earth who gazes up as she leans on a big lion. She holds a horn, or cornucopia, full of peaches, grapes and carrots that are being nibbled on by two cheeky rabbits.

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      Families visiting the RA

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