The Germanisches Nationalmuseum is an international museum dedicated to the culture and history of German-speaking regions. Its diverse collections also contain high-quality stocks of Flemish and Dutch art, including paintings by Hugo van der Goes, Bartholomeus Spranger, Joachim Wtewael, Pieter Claesz and Pieter de Hooch. The most famous are the two autograph paintings by Rembrandt, the Self-Portrait in a Gorget and The Apostle Paul in Contemplation. The paintings are displayed in dialogue with works of art and various objects of all genres such as the precious table clock of Duke Philip the Good. Among the tapestries are a feast-day hanging from St. Sebald’s church in Nuremberg (Southern Netherlands, ca. 1510) and the memorial tapestry of the Khevenhueller family from 1572. The highlight of the musical instrument collection is a preciously painted virginal from the Antwerp workshop of Martinus van der Biest from 1580. Painted furniture from Hindeloopen gives a colorful impression of the living culture of the second half of the eighteenth century. The graphic collection preserves around 130 drawings by Dutch artists from the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries, including works by Jan Brueghel the Younger, Philips Koninck or Bartholomeus Spranger.
Benno Baumbauer, Curator of paintings and glass before 1800 (June 2020)
Die niederländischen Zeichnungen 1400-1800 im Germanischen Nationalmuseum