The Dutch and Flemish art collection at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery comprises 237 works. Of those, 64 are paintings, 6 drawings and 166 prints. With 93 Rembrandt etchings, it is the fourth best British collection of his prints. Among the painters represented are Pieter Breughel the Younger, Cornelis Engelsz, Willem Claesz. Heda, Meindert Hobbema and Aert van der Neer. Our magnificent painting The Paston Treasure (1660s) by an unknown Dutch or Flemish artist formed the basis for a major international collaboration and exhibition which took place at Norwich Castle and the Yale Center for British Art in 2018. Most of the Dutch and Flemish collection is historical but we recently commissioned a site-specific installation from Marjolijn Dijkman (2013). We have a permanent Dutch and Flemish gallery, but Dutch and Flemish works are also on display in other galleries within the Castle, demonstrating the cultural cross-fertilisation between Norwich and the Low Countries.
Georgia Bottinelli, Curator of Art (June 2021)