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Recent Acquisitions of Dutch and Flemish Drawings

July 3, 2016 – January 2, 2017
West Building, Ground Floor, Galleries 22 and 22A

Johan Barthold Jongkind, Countryside near Brezins, between Grenoble and Vienne, 1880s, black chalk and watercolor on two joined sheets of wove paper, National Gallery of Art, Purchased as the Gift of Joan and David Maxwell, 2006.97.1.a.

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

Overview: Recent Acquisitions of Dutch and Flemish Drawings encompasses landscapes, seascapes, portraits, still lifes, and history subjects that demonstrate the originality of Dutch and Flemish draftsmanship and its stylistic evolution. Key works by artists such as Maerten van Heemskerck (1498–1574), Hendrick Goltzius (1558–1617), Abraham Bloemaert (1564–1651), and Jan van Huysum (1682–1749) will be exhibited. In addition to eight works made prior to 1600, six 18th- and 19th-century drawings will be on view, including major works by Gaspar van Wittel (1652/1653–1736) and Johan Barthold Jongkind (1819–1891). The latest work in the exhibition is a powerful self-portrait from 1907 by Lodewijk Schelfhout (1881–1943).

Organization: Organized by National Gallery of Art, Washington

Sponsor: The exhibition is supported in part by a generous grant from the Thaw Charitable Trust.

Attendance: 68,959

Heemskerck, Maerten van
Netherlandish, 1498 - 1574
Goltzius, Hendrick
Dutch, 1558 - 1617
Bloemaert, Abraham
Dutch, 1566 - 1651
Huysum, Jan van
Dutch, 1682 - 1749
Wittel, Gaspar van
Dutch, 1652 - 1736
Jongkind, Johan Barthold
Dutch, 1819 - 1891
Schelfhout, Lodewijk
Dutch, 1881 - 1943
Press Event: Recent Acquisitions of Dutch and Flemish Drawings
Audio, Released: June 28, 2016, (39:57 minutes)