CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has an extensive collection of Netherlandish, Dutch, and Flemish art. It comprises four Netherlandish, forty-one Dutch, and twenty Flemish paintings, four sculptures, and one tapestry, as well as 90 works on paper. The most outstanding early works are a Madonna and Child by Rogier van der Weyden, an extremely rare Burgundian ivory sculpture of God the Father, and a large tapestry from Tournai, dated 1480-1500, representing the Slaying of Laomedon, in an outstanding state of preservation. The highlights of the Dutch paintings are a Portrait of a Young Woman by Rembrandt van Rijn, a magnificent Banquet Piece with Ham by Willem Claesz. Heda, and a Still Life of Flowers and Fruit by Jan van Huijsum from 1715. The finest of the Flemish paintings are portraits by Frans Hals, Anthony van Dyck and Jacob-Ferdinand Voet.

Helga Kessler Aurisch, Curator of European Art (December 2019)

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