Chester Beatty's Colouring Pages

Black & white outlines showing some of the Chester Beatty’s most loved images are now available to download. Recreate an image or put your own spin on it by selecting colours and adding patterns.

Suitable for children and adults alike, we encourage you to post and tag your coloured drawings #ChesterBeatty on social media, and we will share a selection on our channels.

  • Picture book of the stage in fans, Ippitsusai Bunchō and Katsukawa Shunshō, Japan, 1770, CBL J 1644.1-3

  • Shinohara of the Tsuruya house, From the series Women of the pleasure quarter as seven Komachi, Kitagawa Utamaro, Japan, c. 1805, CBL J 2520

  • Actors Ichkawa Danjūrō V, Nakamura Rikō I and Sawamura Sōjūrō III, Torii Kiyonaga, Japan, 1784, CBL J 2423

  • Picture book of the stage in fans, Ippitsusai Bunchō and Katsukawa Shunshō, Japan, 1770, CBL J 1644.1-3

  • Picture book of the stage in fans, Ippitsusai Bunchō and Katsukawa Shunshō, Japan, 1770, CBL J 1644.1-3

  • Picture book of the stage in fans, Ippitsusai Bunchō and Katsukawa Shunshō, Japan, 1770, CBL J 1644.1-3

  • Civil rank badge with pheasant, China, 19th or early 20th century, CBL C 3355

  • Detail from Ruzbihan Qur'an, Shiraz, mid 16th century, CBL Is 1558

  • Emperor Awrangzib Receives Prince Mu'azzam, India, c. 1707-12, CBL In 34.7

  • Giddy-up! (from Satirical Prints of the French Revolution), Paris, 1791, CBL WEp 0718

  • Hanging Drum (Hisakayata Group), Yashima Gakutei, Japan, c. 1823, CBL J 2813

  • Return from the Burial, Coetivy Hours, Dunois Master, Paris, 1443-1445, CBL W 082 f.108

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