Today, 26 January 2010, the Haags Historisch Museum has announced to have received a donation from the collection of a private owner. The bequest consists of 10 paintings, mostly “typical” Dutch landscape paintings. The museum is very happy with the bequest, as it supplements the collection very well. The paintings will be on show from next Friday onwards.
Arguably the most impressive work in the bequest is a River landscape by Jan van Goyen. The other works are a Beach view by Willem Hendrik Mesdag, a River landscape by Salomon van Ruysdael, a Church interior by Emanuel de Witte, an Approaching thunderstorm by a follower of Philips Wouwerman, Three farmers in a barn, attributed to Adriaen van Ostade, a Winterlandscape by a follower of Isaac van Ostade and a Portrait of an elderly couple from he circle of Thomas de Keyser.
The museum also received two works on paper from around 1900: an aquarel depicting A reading nun by Albert Neuhuys and an Amsterdam cityscape by A. van Schaefer.