dutch and flemish collection
The Flemish and Dutch Collection consists of works by XVII century masters from the Golden Age of art in the Netherlands. As a prosperous middle class began to appear, easel painting flourished through commissions for decorating wealthy bourgeois homes. These painters specialized in full-length or head-and-shoulders portraits, indoor scenes, customs, landscapes and still-lifes. These everyday genre subjects were much appreciated by leading XIX century collectors, as well as their counterparts during the first half of the XX century.
The Dutch School is well represented by the Portrait of a Magistrate surrounded by Books (1654) by Govaert Flinck (1615-1660); a Portrait of a Man by Gerard Ter Boch (1617-1681); the Rocky Landscape with Clouds by Hercules Seghers (1590-1640); Hunting Scene by Philips Wouwerman (1610-1668); a Still-Life by Pieter Steenwyck (1612-1656); the Landscape with Washerwomen by Guillaume Dubois (?-1680); and the pair of delicate miniatures by Glauber (1656-1703): Dawn and Dusk, which were the first items acquired by Eva Klabin as the start of her Collection.
Flemish painting is represented by a Landscape with Two Figures by Herman Nauwincx (1624-1651); a Landscape with Figures by Jodocus de Momper (1564-1635); and a Mythological Scene with Poseidon and Amphytrite by Van Balen (1575-1632).
The Collection also includes two beautiful Flemish Renaissance pictures assigned to masters Ian Provost (1465-1529): a Madonna, Child and two angels holding the Holy Scriptures and Adriaen Isenbrant (c.1500-1551): Madonna, Child and landscape. Religious themes were preferred by the Flemish artists of this period, and are very well represented in the Eva Klabin Collection.
Two engravings by Rembrandt (1606-1669) complete this Collection.