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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.

      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.

    • John Frederick Lewis RA, Nero at Exeter 'Change

      John Frederick Lewis RA, Nero at Exeter 'Change.

      Part of the RA Collectionpencil on wove paper. 268 mm x 425 mm. © Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Limited.

      Nero at Exeter 'Change

      John Frederick Lewis RA

      JF Lewis RA sketched this lion at Polito’s Menagerie, a zoo that existed 200 years ago in central London. People would go there to see porcupines, ostriches, boa constrictors, lions, tigers, elephants and rhinos.

    • 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.

      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.

    • 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.

      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.

    • The Playful Lamb

      Cecil Aldin

      Cecil Aldin was an English cartoonist and illustrator, best known for his illustrations of animals. This drawing is taken from his book Field Babies, published around 1919.

      Cecil Aldin, The Playful Lamb

      Cecil Aldin, The Playful Lamb, 1919?.

      Part of the RA CollectionMetal relief block. 253 mm x 190 mm.

    • ‘The Pelican made no end of a breakfast’

      William Heath Robinson

      Here’s another illustration by William Heath Robinson. This image is a letterpress page from a book in the RA Collection, Peter Quip in search of a friend.

      William Heath Robinson, 'The Pelican made no end of a breakfast'

      William Heath Robinson, 'The Pelican made no end of a breakfast', [1922].

      Part of the RA CollectionColour half-tone. 208 mm x 155 mm. © Photo: John Hammond.

    • Abraham Cooper RA, A running hare

      Abraham Cooper RA, A running hare, by 1868.

      Part of the RA Collectionpen and ink, watercolour and wash on cream wove paper. 73 mm x 120 mm.

      A running hare

      Abraham Cooper RA

      Abraham Cooper RA liked to paint horses and other animals. He began painting animals when he was 22.

    • 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.

      '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.

    • Benjamin West PRA, Earth

      Benjamin West PRA, Earth, ca. 1779.

      Part of the RA CollectionOil on canvas. 1093 mm x 1854 mm. © Photo: John Hammond.

      Earth

      Benjamin West PRA

      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.

    • Mary Moser RA, Spring

      Mary Moser RA, Spring, ca. 1780.

      Part of the RA CollectionOil on canvas. 635 mm x 533 mm. © Photo: John Hammond.

      Spring

      Mary Moser RA

      Mary Moser was one of the two women who were founding members of the Royal Academy of Arts. She was a flower painter and in the 1790s was asked by Queen Charlotte to design decorations for one of her palaces.

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      Families visiting the RA

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