Joslyn Art Museum is the principal fine arts museum in the state of Nebraska. Located in Omaha, it opened to the public in 1931. The Museum’s collections represent artists and cultures from antiquity to the present. Among the strengths of the European Collection are Dutch and Flemish paintings, drawings, and prints, dating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. These works cover several genres, including portrait, landscape, still life, and mythological and devotional images. Highlights of the paintings collection are Rembrandt van Rijn’s Portrait of Dirck van Os; Gerard Donck’s Portrait of Nicolaes Willemsz. Lossy and his wife; Jan van Goyen’s Landscape with a Mill; still lifes by Jacob van Es and Maria van Oosterwijck; an oil sketch from the workshop of Peter Paul Rubens for The Interpretation of the Victim from the Decius Mus cycle; Willem van Mieris’s Odysseus Threatening Circe; and Madonna and Child with Saints Catherine and Agnes, a triptych from the circle of Jan Gossart.
Taylor Acosta, Associate Curator of European Art (December 2019)