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Te paard! De wereld van Philips Wouwerman

Exhibition: 12 November 2009 - 28 February 2010

From the museum website

In his own day, Philips Wouwerman was highly successful and extremely productive. His paintings were avidly sought after by well-to-do burghers. No less than 600 paintings by this artist have come down to us. However, nowadays, is not a household name.

Wouwerman was extremely fond of horses. They recur time and again in his scenes of battlefields, army camps, hunting pieces, riding schools and stables.

With approximately 35 of Wouwerman’s best works, this exhibition presents a survey of his oeuvre. Attention is devoted not only to paintings in which horses are central, but also his genre pieces, religious scenes and Italianate landscapes.

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