The Kimbell Art Museum, which opened in 1972, retains a small but significant selection of early modern Dutch and Flemish paintings. These include Portrait of Jacob Obrecht, 1496, recently identified as an early work by Quinten Massijs; Jan Gossart’s Portrait of Hendrik III, Count of Nassau-Breda, ca. 1516–17; Jacques de Gheyn II’s Vase of Flowers with a Curtain, 1615; and Frans Hals’s The Rommel-Pot Player, 1618–22. The collection includes two oil sketches by Peter Paul Rubens, The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Maidens, 1615–20, and Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Buckingham, 1625. Other important works are Pieter Saenredam’s Interior of the Buurkerk, Utrecht, 1645; two landscapes by Jacob van Ruisdael, Rough Sea at a Jetty, 1650s, and the recently acquired Edge of a Forest with a Grainfield, ca. 1656; Gerrit Dou’s Dentist by Candlelight, ca. 1660; and Rembrandt van Rijn’s Bust of a Young Jew, 1663.
Nancy Edwards, Curator of European Art (January 2020)