Seventy paintings from the internationally acclaimed collection of Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo illuminate one of the greatest artistic and cultural chapters in history. The van Otterloo collection is virtually unrivaled for its masterworks by the leading Dutch and Flemish artists of the 1600s: Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Jacob van Ruisdael, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Aelbert Cuyp and many others. At PEM, 10 examples of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish furniture and decorative arts, also from the van Otterloo collection, help to contextualize these glorious portraits, still lifes, landscapes and interiors.
Exhibition made possible in part by The Richard C. von Hess Foundation and the Netherland-America Foundation. Additional support provided by the East India Marine Associates (EIMA) of the Peabody Essex Museum. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.