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Meesterwerken op papier: Jacob Cats

Masterpieces on paper: Jacob Cats Exhibition: 1 September - 30 November 2009

From the museum website, 28 August 2009

Recently the Rijksmuseum acquired four drawings by the artist Jacob Cats (1741-1799) showing the Dutch region “het Gooi”. These works are the largest and artistically most ambitious known landscapedrawings by the artist. Cats┬┤drawings are on show in the printroom, together with landscape drawings by Dutch artists from the seventeenth century. There are apparent differences, in Cats┬┤ drawings the staffage features much more prominently. His human figures tell their own story and form a substantial part of the depiction.