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New CODARTfeature: Passion for Netherlandish Painting – The Posselt Collection in Heidelberg

A new feature has been published on the CODART website. In this month’s feature Dagmar Hirschfelder introduces us to the Posselt Collection at the Kurpfälzisches Museum in Heidelberg. The collection provides a beautiful overview of Dutch painting of the seventeenth century, with all genres represented, while also highlighting Ernst Posselt’s preference for still life and landscape painting, including works by Adriaen Coorte, Jan Davidsz. de Heem and Jan van Goyen.

“In 1907 the children of industrialist Ernst Carl Louis Posselt gifted their father’s collection of 148 paintings to the Kurpfälzisches Museum Heidelberg. The principal focus of Posselt’s collection was on Flemish and Dutch painting of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. Within this field he had a particular passion for Dutch painting from the Golden Age.” Read on…


Published monthly, the features provide information on new curatorial developments, current projects, collections of Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide, as well as insight into the work of the museum curator.  Last month’s feature was Toward Diversity and Inclusion in the Field of Dutch and Flemish Art by Jessie Park. To browse all features, visit