From the museum website, 9 September 2009
On Friday, October 2nd 2009 the exhibition Jurriaan Andriessen (1742-1819): a beautiful view opens in Museum Van Loon. It is the very first solo exhibition of this famous 18th century wall panelling painter, with works from amongst others the Rijksmuseum, the City Archives and the Archive of the Royal Household, many of which have not been on display earlier.
The occasion of this exhibition is the with the generous support of Fondation BNP Paribas completed restoration of the Andriessen wall panellings in the collection of the museum. Andriessen manufactured the paintings in 1780 for Drakensteyn Castle, where Princess Beatrix lived before her accession to the throne. Professor Maurits van Loon acquired the panellings in the seventies as a result of the special relationship between Drakensteyn Castle and the Van Loon house. Since those days they embellish the wall of the ‘Drakensteyn Room’ in the museum. It is the only Andriessen ensemble presently open to the public
In the 18th century wall panellings were a true trend in Dutch interiors. Contrary to present day wallpaper they were actual paintings, mostly landscapes with wall to wall displays that made people feel ‘outside on the inside’. Jurriaan Andriessen was particularly popular in his days and had many commissions both in Amsterdam and the country.
Jurriaan Andriessen (1742-1819) a beautiful view
Zwolle (Waanders) 2009