From the museum website, 24 February 2009
Surveying the finest Northern European drawings in the Library’s collections, From Bruegel to Rubens: Netherlandish and Flemish Drawings features over one hundred works spanning the Gothic through the Flemish Baroque periods. A small selection of drawings by artists working in the tradition of Jan van Eyck (ca. 1390–1441) and Hugo van der Goes (ca. 1440–1482) is also included.
Focal points of the exhibition include drawings by Roelandt Savery (ca. 1576–1639), Jacob Hoefnagel (1575–ca. 1630), and other sixteenth-century artists as well as a large group of drawings by such Dutch Mannerists as Hendrick Goltzius (1558–1617), Jacques de Gheyn (1565–1629), and Abraham Bloemaert (1564–1651). Later artists represented include Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), and Jacob Jordaens (1593–1678). A small selection of related illuminated manuscripts and rare books is also on display along with several small art objects of the period.
Melvin R. Seiden in honor of Charles Ryskamp
The Government of Flanders, supporting Flemish cultural heritage worldwide
Hank Walter contributed special media support