Dutch and Flemish works from the period ca. 1400-1800 at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) include significant old master paintings, including fine examples by Frans Hals, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jacob van Ruisdael, Jan van Goyen, and Anthony van Dyck – most notably van Dyck’s Rinaldo and Armida, 1629. Important holdings of works on paper (approximately 4,000 works) demonstrate both the breadth and depth of the graphic arts of this period, with particularly strong impressions of prints by Hendrick Goltzius, Lucas van Leyden, and Rembrandt (over 200 impressions, representing the full range of the artist’s work as a printmaker, including an exceedingly rare counterproof of Jan Uytenbogaert with Rembrandt’s drawn additions in black chalk), in addition to over 190 prints associated with van Dyck’s Iconography series. The BMA’s collection also holds a modest number of decorative arts objects, Delft earthenware, and textiles, including several high-quality Flemish tapestries.
Written by several curators of the Baltimore Museum of Art (January 2020)