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The Leiden Collection Launches Online Collection Catalogue

The Leiden Collection has launched its collection catalogue online on  The catalogue  provides the first scholarly overview of the remarkable collection of Dutch paintings and drawings assembled by Thomas Kaplan and his wife, Daphne Recanati Kaplan. The Leiden Collection currently numbers more than 250 paintings and drawings, 175 of which are included in the present catalogue.

Dominique N. Surh, curator of The Leiden Collection writes: “the catalogue’s core is found in the individual entries on the works of art, each of which is enhanced by technical studies, provenance research, and bibliographical references. Extensive artist biographies and engaging essays about Rembrandt and the Leiden school provide further information about the artists and their relationships with each other. The catalogue, spearheaded and edited by Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., has been enriched by the contributions of more than forty leading international scholars, conservators, and scientific researchers. Short biographies of all of the contributors can be found in the About section.”


In addition to the catalogue, The Leiden Collection is sharing its treasures with a broad public. A selection of highlights will be shown in early 2017 at The Louvre.  An expanded exhibition will then proceed to Beijing, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi and urban centers beyond.