Getty Museum Acquires 39 Dutch Drawings

October 14 2020

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has announced that it has acquired 39 Dutch drawings and works on paper from a private collection. The haul includes works by Rembrandt, Jacob van Ruisdael, Adriaen van de Velde, Ferdinand Bol and Piet Mondrian (pictured).

The museum's director Timothy Potts is quoted as saying:

Set in motion nearly two years ago and finalized in January 2020, this major acquisition dramatically enhances our Dutch drawings collection, increasing it by a third, and placing it among the most important museum holdings in the United States.

Several drawings represent artists who are almost never available on the market, including Cornelis Vroom, Hendrick Dubbels, Jacob Pynas, and Gerrit Pietersz, adding rarity and depth to the group, and enabling the Getty to showcase a more complete history of Dutch art.

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