05 décembre 2015

Jan van Scorel (1495-1522), Marie Madeleine, vers 1530

Jan van Scorel (1495-1522), Marie Madeleine, vers 1530, huile sur panneau de chêne, 66,3 × 76 cm,  SK-A-372. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

22 septembre 2015

Dutch aim to buy two Rembrandts believed to be held in the collection of Eric de Rothschild

Portrait de Marten Soolmans par Rembrandt, 1634. Collecion particulière.  Portrait de Oopjen Coppit par Rembrandt, 1634. Collection particulière. THE HAGUE (AFP).- The Dutch government is to help acquire two rare Rembrandt paintings for some 160 million euros ($179 million) from a private collector and bring them back to the Netherlands, officials said Monday. Culture Minister Jet Bussemaker told national radio hopes were high that a deal between the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the current owners... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2015

Portraits of Daniele Barbaro by Titian and Veronese united for the first time in Venice

Titian, "Portrait of Daniele Barbaro", c. 1545, Museo del Prado. VENICE.- The autumn season at Palazzo Cini at San Vio opened on 19 September with the arrival of some fascinating art works. Recently refurbished with the support of Assicurazioni Generali, the second floor of the museum-house is the stage for an important tribute to the Venetian humanist Daniele Barbaro (1514-1570). A highly refined patron and leading light in intellectual discussions in the cultural circles of the Serenissima, Barbaro... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2015

"Home and Abroad. Landscape Drawings from the John and Marine van Vlissingen Collection" at Rijksmuseum

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Rampart near the Bulwark beside the St. Anthonispoort in Amsterdam, c. 1648 – 1652. John and Marine van Vlissingen Art Foundation.  AMSTERDAM - John and Marine Fentener van Vlissingen have brought together an impressive collection of landscape drawings by Dutch and Flemish artists during fifty years of collecting. The Rijksmuseum is presenting an extensive selection of 115 masterpieces from this collection. The drawings range from Amsterdam and Utrecht to popular destinations for artists such... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2015

Rijksmuseum presents new acquisition: Italian ensemble of 46 watercolours by J.A. Knip

The Airelian Wall in Rome, Josephus Augustus Knip, c. 1809-1812. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Purchased with the support of the Gerhards Fonds/Rijksmuseum Fonds, the Vereniging Rembrandt, the VSBfonds and the Mondriaan Fonds. AMSTERDAM.- Thanks to generous contributions from a large number of funds, the Rijksmuseum has been able to acquire a group of 46 watercolours by the 19th-century artist Josephus Augustus Knip. The Rijksmuseum is presenting these spectacular, large-format drawings for the first time this summer in... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2015

Rijksmuseum buys painting by 17th-century painter Jan Asselijn at TEFAF Maastricht

Jan Asselijn (c.1610-1652), The Breach of the St. Anthony’s Dike in Amsterdam, 1651, 85,5 x 108,2 cm, oil on canvas. Purchased with the support of the Scato Gockinga Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund, ING, the Turing Foundation and an anonymous donor.  AMSTERDAM.- The Rijksmuseum has purchased a large canvas by the 17th-century painter Jan Asselijn at The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in Maastricht. The painting shows the breach of the St. Anthony’s Dike (now the Zeeburger Dike) in Amsterdam, which resulted from the St. Peter’s... [Lire la suite]

24 mai 2014

Rijksmuseum acquires unusual death mask of Han van Meegeren

AMSTERDAM - The Rijksmuseum has acquired an unusual plaster death mask of Han van Meegeren. After World War II, Van Meegeren (1889-1947) became world famous as a master forger of the works of Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675). His greatest ‘triumph’ was the sale of the forged Emmaüsgangers (Supper at Emmaus) by ‘Vermeer’ to the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in 1938 for the sum of Fl. 1,275,000. Van Meegeren also forged works by painters of the Golden Age, including Frans Hals, Gerard ter Borch and Pieter de Hooch. Shortly... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2012

Rijksmuseum acquires unique sculpture of screaming child by Hendrick de Keyser

Hendrick de Keyser, ‘Screaming child’ (Schreeuwend kind), c. 1615. AMSTERDAM.- Recently, the Rijksmuseum acquired a sculpture of a screaming child created by Hendrick de Keyser (1565-1621), who is considered one of the foremost 17th-century Dutch sculptors. The sculpture, which adds a key new dimension to the oeuvre of this versatile artist, was gifted to the Rijksmuseum by an anonymous donor. The small head, which is carved in wood, is a particularly expressive depiction of a screaming child being stung by a bee on his forehead... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2012

The Rijksmuseum acquired an extremely rare drawing by Rembrandt’s teacher, Pieter Lastman

AMSTERDAM.- The Rijksmuseum acquired an extremely rare drawing by Rembrandt’s teacher, Pieter Lastman, at the ’Old Masters’ auction at Christie’s in London. A view of the ruins on the Forum of Nerva in Rome, this pen and brown ink drawing was produced in 1606, which was also the year that Rembrandt was born. Lastman worked briefly in Italy, but almost nothing remains from that period. The Rijksmuseum was able to purchase the drawing thanks to funding from the BankGiro Loterij, the Dutch lottery that provides funds for culture.
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02 juillet 2012

"Honour Surpasses Gold: Hendrick Goltzius’s Print Firm" @ the Rijksmuseum

Hendrick Goltzius after Bartholomeus Spranger, Mars and Venus, engraving, 1588 AMSTERDAM.- Last month the catalogue New Hollstein Hendrick Goltzius was published. This catalogue is the first to describe and illustrate all 380 prints by Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617). The collection kept by the Department of Prints and Drawings provided the basis for this standard reference work, which is being published in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum. To mark the publication, the Rijksmuseum is hosting the exhibition Honour Surpasses Gold:... [Lire la suite]
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