Hermitage Rembrandts in Amsterdam

January 20 2016

Image of Hermitage Rembrandts in Amsterdam

Picture: Hermitage.nl

Here's a show to look forward to - Dutch Masters on the Amstel at the Hermitage museum in Amsterdam, in 2017. Says the blurb:

Dutch Masters on the Amstel is the fulfilment of a long-standing wish of the Hermitage Amsterdam. The Hermitage’s collection of paintings, prints and drawings by Dutch Masters is one of the world’s largest. Many Russian collectors were passionate about Dutch painting and their collections span several centuries. Peter the Great was fond of seascapes, Catherine the Great purchased large works like Haman Recognizes His Fate (c. 1665) by Rembrandt. The tsars were not the only collectors. In the nineteenth century, Count Pyotr Petrovich Semenov-Tyan-Shansky was an avid collector of works by artists like Honthorst, Ruysdael, Post and Lastman, and his collection was an important addition to the Hermitage’s.

Russia’s love affair with the great Dutch painters will be on exhibit in 2017–18.

More here.

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