The San Diego Museum of Art maintains a collection of around 600 Dutch and Flemish objects dating from about 1400 to 1800, including about 25 paintings, nearly 300 works on paper, and over 300 seventeenth-century Dutch ceramics. Highlights of the paintings collection include works by Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, Frans Hals, Rachel Ruysch, and Jacob van Ruisdael, many of which were gifted to the Museum by Anne R. and Amy Putnam. The print collection, which features eleven Rembrandt etchings, is anchored by the transformative gift of Norman Leitman and Todd Butler of about 200 works by Hendrick Goltzius and his circle. Exceptional works on paper include a rare impression of the tri-folio engraving of The Wedding of Cupid and Psyche by Goltzius and Bartholomeus Spranger, Paul Pontius’ Count-Duke of Olivares, after designs by Rubens and Diego Velázquez, both recent acquisitions, and Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait Etching at a Window.
Michael Brown, Curator of European Art (November 2019)