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Hallwylska Museet

Hallwyl Museum


The Hallwyl Museum is a collector’s house in Stockholm, built in the 1890s. The collections of art, furniture, silver, European and Asian ceramics were built up by Countess Wilhelmina von Hallwyl. The primary Dutch and Flemish artworks are displayed in the picture gallery. They were arranged according to the countess’s instructions, with the pictures hung closely and symmetrically in double rows. This arrangement is evocative of both the seventeenth century and the turn of the twentieth century. The aim of the picture gallery was to provide an encyclopedic experience of Dutch and Flemish Old Master paintings, featuring numerous genres and artists. There are notable works by Paulus Moreelse, Nicolaes Maes, Jan van Goyen, Pieter de Molijn, Hendrick Mommers, Aert van der Neer, Willem Claesz. Heda, Cornelis van Poelenburch, Catharina Backer, and Frans Floris. The Finding of Moses is a key work by Bartholomeus Breenbergh and the collection also has an exquisite flower piece by Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, signed in 1617.

Annika Williams, Curator (August 2023)

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