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Winter 2009
December 2009

Masterpiece or Copy? Anthony van Dyck

Until 14 February 2010, this extraordinary presentation throws new light on two seemingly identical versions of the painting ‘Saint Jerome’ by Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641). The question is: which painting is the original?

Anthony van Dyck, St. Jerome with an Angel, 1618-1621, canvas, 168,3 x 134,7 cm. Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen loan from the Willem Van der Vorm Foundation & St. Jerome with an Angel, 1618-1621, canvas, 167 x 153,5 cm. Stockholm, Nationalmuseum
Anthony van Dyck, St. Jerome with an Angel, 1618-1621, canvas, 168,3 x 134,7 cm. Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen loan from the Willem Van der Vorm Foundation & St. Jerome with an Angel, 1618-1621, canvas, 167 x 153,5 cm. Stockholm, Nationalmuseum

Until 14 February 2010

One of the paintings is on loan to the museum from the Stichting Willem van der Vorm and the other belongs to the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm. The two paintings have been subjected to intensive research over the last two years using the newest techniques to answer the controversial question about their origin. The two artworks are presented next to each other and with special audiovisual and projected animations the research is clarified. What are the similarities? What are the differences? And what can be concluded from this? A multimedia presentation of 8 minutes provides the visitor with a summary of the research.

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