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Abraham Bloemaert: De Vier Kerkvaders

Abraham Bloemaert: The Four Fathers of the Latin Church Exhibition: 4 September 2011 - 5 February 2012

Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht has acquired an altarpiece by Abraham Bloemaert, The Four Fathers of the Latin Church (1632), signed and dated lower right: “A. Bloemaert. fe. / 1632” (see the illustration). The painting is described by Marcel Roethlisberger in his monograph on the artist as ‘a work of major importance’. It was sold at auction in Londen (Sotheby’s) in December 2010 and bought by Museum Catharijneconvent with the support of the Mondriaan Foundation, KfHein Foundation, Friends of Museum Catharijneconvent and a substantial contribution of the Rembrandt Society, with funds provided by the BankGiro Lottery.

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