From the Mauritshuis’ press release, 27 January 2012
Masterpieces from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis will be exhibited at three museums in the United States from January 2013 to January 2014. The Mauritshuis has agreed to send more than thirty works to the de Young/Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta; the tour will finish with a smaller selection at The Frick Collection in New York. Among the paintings going on tour are the famous Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer and The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius, neither of which will have been seen by American audiences in ten years. Amongst the works travelling to the United States are also masterpieces by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Jan Steen and Jacob van Ruisdael. The painting Vase of Flowers by Rachel Ruysch, one of the few female painters of the Dutch Golden Age, is being restored especially for the American tour.