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Bosch to Bloemaert: Early Netherlandish Drawings from the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
October 8, 2017 – January 7, 2018
West Building, East Outer Tier

Hieronymus Bosch, The Owl’s Nest, c. 1505–1515, pen and brown ink, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Some 100 of the finest drawings by Netherlandish artists born before 1585 are brought together in this exhibition from the collection of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Featured are nearly every form of drawing made by draftsmen throughout the period, from figure studies to stained glass window designs, nature studies, biblical subjects, and genre scenes. The exhibition also gathers works in a variety of media including metalpoint, pen and ink, brush and wash, chalk, charcoal, and watercolor. Highlights include 15th-century studies from the circle of Rogier van der Weyden, two sheets by Hieronymus Bosch, six drawings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and a selection of works by Abraham Bloemaert. A fully illustrated catalog accompanies the exhibition.

The exhibition is curated by Albert J. Elen, senior curator of drawings and prints, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, and Stacey Sell, associate curator, department of old master drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Passes: Admission is always free and passes are not required

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