From 16 June through 14 October 2012, the Museum Mayer van den Bergh will host the Pieter Bruegel Unseen! The Hidden Antwerp Collections exhibition. For the first time ever, the museum will be displaying some 30 prints by Pieter Bruegel the Elder to the general public.
Fritz Mayer van den Bergh (1858-1901) was a passionate art collector with a keen eye for masterpieces. One of his favourite artists was Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Museum Mayer van den Bergh owns two world-renowned works by the Flemish master: Dulle Griet (Mad Meg) and Twaalf Spreuken (Twelve Proverbs). In addition to these paintings, however, the museum’s collection also boasts some 30 prints by Brueghel. They will be on display to the general public for the first time ever in the exhibition, Pieter Bruegel Unseen! The Hidden Antwerp Collections, which runs from 16 June through 14 October, together with 11 Bruegel prints from the rich collection of the Museum Plantin-Moretus/Prentenkabinet (Museum Plantin-Moretus/Prints Room).
Bruegel ongezien. Werken van Pieter Bruegel uit Museum Mayer van den Bergh en andere Antwerpse collecties
28 x 22 cm., 208 pp.
Antwerp (Davidsfonds) 2012
ISBN-13: 978 90 5826 875 4