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W. van Rede (1880-1953)

Willem van Rede did not leave an awe-inspiring collection to the museum, but he did bequeath capital to establish the Willem van Rede Foundation Fund.

This fund is used to make important purchases of foreign modern art to this day. Even though Van Rede indicated that the money had to be spent primarily on contemporary French art, various monitoring committees have interpreted this instruction elastically. Works like Oskar Kokoschka’s ‘Double Portrait’ and ‘Le Couple’ by Pablo Picasso have also been added to the collection thanks to the Willem van Rede Foundation Fund.