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From the Library: Citizens of the Republic: Portraits from the Dutch Golden Age

August 4, 2012 – February 3, 2013
West Building, Ground Floor, Gallery 21

François Anne-David after Caspar Netscher, Caspar Netscher with His Family (detail), 1772, engraving, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Department of Image Collections, Kraus Collection

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

Overview: Stalwart Dutch citizens, distinguished for their contributions to the arts and the state, are sensitively rendered in a selection of 17th- and 18th-century engravings. The exhibition features portrait prints after celebrated old masters such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Bartholomeus van der Helst, Michiel van Miereveld, and Caspar Netscher; rare books from the National Gallery of Art Library; and Cornelis Jonson van Ceulen's grisaille portrait of the eminent scholar Anna Maria van Schurman, from the Gallery's permanent collection. This important painting will be hung, for the first time, alongside Cornelis van Dalen the Younger's engraved portrait of the Van Schurman, illuminating the relationship between painter and engraver.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Brochure: From the Library: Citizens of the Republic Portraits from the Dutch Golden Age by Molli Kuenstner. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2012.