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Mauritshuis: Dutch Painting of the Golden Age from the Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague

April 23 – October 31, 1982
East Building, Upper Level, North Galleries (6,000 sq. ft.)

Installation view of Mauritshuis: Dutch Painting of the Golden Age from the Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 40 paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals, and other 17th-century Dutch masters were on view. The exhibition was opened by Queen Beatrix as part of the 200th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and the United States. Showing these works was possible since renovations at the Mauritshuis closed the museum for 3 years.

Organization: The exhibition was organized and the catalogue prepared by the staff of the Mauritshuis, H.R. Hoetink, director; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, John Walsh, curator; and Arthur Wheelock Jr., coordinator at the National Gallery. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition, and Gordon Anson designed the lighting for the National Gallery.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities; transportation was provided by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The Washington showing was supported by GTE Corporation.

Attendance: 372,161

Catalog: Mauritshuis: Dutch Painting of the Golden Age. The Hague: Royal Picture Gallery, 1982.

Other Venues: Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
Art Institute of Chicago
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York