The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts has a number of remarkable examples of Dutch and Flemish art. Highlights from the paintings collection include portraits by Jan Gossaert (one depicting Anna van Bergen), a mythological scene on copper by Joachim Anthonisz Wtewael, and two pieces by Dirck Hals, as well as David Teniers II’s The Card Players, Man Reading, attributed to Rembrandt van Rijn, and Gerrit Dou’s Girl at a Window. In addition, the Clark holds Adam Pijnacker’s The Ferryboat, a landscape by Jacob van Ruisdael, and architectural paintings by Dirck van Delen and Gerrit Adriaensz. Berckheyde. The Clark’s collection also features works on paper and decorative arts objects from Dutch and Flemish artists: Peter Paul Rubens’s drawing Portrait of Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel, Anthony van Dyck’s engraving of Jan Breughel, Christoffel Jegher’s chiaroscuro woodcut of Rest on the Flight to Egypt after Rubens, and metalwork by Johannes Pauli.
Esther Bell, Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Senior Curator and Nora Rosengarten, Curatorial Assistant (January 2020)