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Rubens, Jordaens, van Dyck: Vlaamse meestertekeningen uit het prentenkabinet van Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam

Rubens, Jordaens, van Dyck: Flemish masterpieces from the print room of the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam Exhibition: 28 October - 31 December 2005


Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

From the museum website

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen owns one of the richest collection of prints and drawings in the world. At the core of the collection is display of more than 250 Flemish drawings from the 17th century. This collection was compiled to a large extent by Franz Koenigs and in 1940 it was acquired by the Rotterdam museum. Three Flemish masters from the 17th century are superbly represented with sketches, studies and finished drawings: Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens. It contains an exquisite selection of nearly 100 drawings from their oeuvre, one that does justice to the reputation of the collection. Furthermore, there is a representative selection of work of less famous masters, to prove that the level of the plastic arts as it was pursued in Flanders was high, even “in the shadow of the big three.”