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Kindred Collections

Beginning this month, you can admire two extraordinary collections of prints and drawings. For more than forty years, the brothers Jan and Wietse van den Noort have been collecting works on paper – and especially prints – with great passion and knowledge.

François Bonvin, La rue du Champ-de-l’Alouette, 1861 etching, Edition Cadart. Pl. 5 in the series Première suite de dix eau-fortes, 1861-1871
François Bonvin, La rue du Champ-de-l’Alouette, 1861 etching, Edition Cadart. Pl. 5 in the series Première suite de dix eau-fortes, 1861-1871

The museum is exhibiting an extensive selection from these ‘Kindred Collections’, which provide a varied survey of French and Dutch draughtsmanship and printmaking, including works by Rembrandt, Goya, Redon, Kees van Dongen and Co Westerik. The focus is on two periods: French works of the nineteenth century and late nineteenth-century and twentieth century Dutch works.

Extensive selection of prints and drawings
The exhibition has a chronological set-up, beginning with older prints from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This is followed by an extensive selection dominated by French prints of the nineteenth century, augmented with work from other countries. One of the galleries is entirely devoted to Dutch artists, beginning with nineteenth-century works and ending with contemporary prints and drawings.

Publication
The exhibition is accompanied by a Dutch-language publication with the same title. It has been compiled by Hans Locher, former director of the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, in consultation with Jan and Wietse van den Noort. The publication is available from 11 February in the museum shop, but you can already order a copy from the webshop. ISBN: 978-90-6918-254-4, price €25.

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