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In de ban van de zee

10 December 2019 - 1 March 2020

In de ban van de zee

Under the Spell of the Sea Exhibition: 10 December 2019 - 1 March 2020

From 10 December, Museum Bredius in The Hague will be exhibiting 67 marine paintings from the collection of Anthony Inder Rieden. The Inder Rieden Collection is one of the largest private collections of 17th-century marine paintings in the world. River, shore, beach and seascapes, as well as naval battles and ship portraits, offer a magnificent overview of the Dutch Golden Age on the water. The painters include all the great Dutch marine artists: Van de Velde, De Vlieger, Van Goyen, Storck, Verbeeck, Backhuysen and of course Vroom.

The Inder Rieden Collection is located in London – it has never before left Great Britain and will be exclusively on view for a period of three months at Museum Bredius in The Hague from December. A four-part scientific-based catalogue that is the result of 14 years of art historic research will be published to accompany the exhibition. Of particular note, a meteorologist has examined the entire collection for the weather and climate conditions depicted in the paintings for the catalogue.


An extensive catalogue in four parts, presented in a slip case, will accompany the exhibition. The catalogue has been compiled by art historian Gerlinde de Beer and is published by Primavera Pers (Leiden), priced at c. €150.

The four-volume set describes and analyses in depth the Dutch marine paintings collected by Anthony Inder Rieden. His collection includes almost all important masters in this field with representative works, offering a beautiful overview of the development of Dutch marine painting between the end of the sixteenth century and the beginning of the eighteenth century.