Exhibition organized on the occasion of the CODART ZEVEN congress and study trip on Dutch and Flemish art in Poland. The display consists of two parts: the first features drawings by Dutch and Flemish artists, and the second selected prints on Polish themes. All the exhibits come from the collections of the Princes
A not very numerous but precious set of Netherlandish drawings counts only twenty-five items, the considerable part of which comes from the famous Viennese collection of Josef Carl Klinkosch. The drawings, purchased by the Polish collector Boleslaw Wolodkowicz at an auction in 1889, were handed over in 1897 as a donation, together with other works of art, to the Princes Czartoryski Museum.
The prints by Netherlandish autors, selected from the rich collection of the Princes Czartoryski Foundation, are mostly related to Polish monarchs. From among several engravers whose works are exhibited two names are especialy noteworthy: Willem Hondius, who worked in Poland for the Vasa dynasty for a long period of time from 1633-34 on, and Romeyn de Hooghe, who worked for King John III Sobieski in years 1674-75.
Ewa Czepielowa, with entries by her and Bożena Chmiel, Barbara König, Izabela Suchan and Katarzyna Płonka-Bałus,Skarby Niderlandów: rysunki i wybrane ryciny artystów niderlandzkich XVI-XVII wieku ze zbiorów Fundacji Książąt Czartoryskich (Treasures of the Netherlands: drawings and selected prints by Dutch and Flemish artists of the 16th-17th centuries from the collections of the Princes Czartoryski Foundation), Kraków (Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie and Fundacja Książąt Czartoryskich) 2004. 207 pp., Polish and English. ISBN 83-89424-16-9.