From the museum website, 11 March 2010
The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam houses a major collection of 16th and early 17th-century Old Masters from the Southern Netherlands. From March to June 2010, a selection of 50 works will be presented on the refurbished exhibition floor of the Bonnefantenmuseum.
The presentation will include painters like Rubens, who in their day made their way south to Italy, where they found inspiration. Others obtained their information about ‘the south’ second-hand and interpreted it in their own way. The exhibition runs chronologically from the last generation of Flemish primitives, such as Quinten Metsys and Adriaan Isenbrandt, to the great three of the Flemish Baroque: Rubens, Jordaens and Van Dyck. A highlight of the exhibition is the St Jerome by Marinus van Reymerswaele, which has undergone a transformation after extensive restoration work at the SRAL (the Limburg Conservation Institute).