From the museum’s website, 3 November 2015
This exhibition features ninety drawings from artists from the southern and northern Netherlands created during the 16th and beginning of the 17th century. Assembled with great care by the collector, these drawings belong to one of the most fascinating and prolific periods in the history of draughtsmanship.
In addition to beautiful sketches for prints, paintings, stained glass and tapestries by great masters such as Frans Floris and Peter Paul Rubens, other sheets like the sublime figure studies of Hendrick Goltzius and Cornelis De Vos or the so accurately detailed landscapes of Pieter Stevens and Adriaen Frans Boudewijns are put in the spotlights. The majority of the selected drawings have never been shown to the public before.
Related CODART publications
Stefaan Hautekeete, ““A cabinet of the most delightful drawings”: Eighteenth Century Drawings from the Collection of Jean de Grez”, CODARTfeatures, June 2014.