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Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe
January 28 – May 13, 2018
West Building, Main Floor

Michel Sittow, Mary Rose Tudor (1496-1533), Sister of Henry VIII of England, c. 1514, oil on panel, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Gemäldegalerie

Undoubtedly the greatest Renaissance artist from Estonia, Michel Sittow (c. 1469–1525) was born in Reval (now Tallinn in present-day Estonia), likely studied in Bruges with Hans Memling, and worked at the courts of renowned European royals such as King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile. Through some 20 works representing most of Sittow's small oeuvre, the exhibition will offer an opportunity to examine his art in a broader context, including a possible collaboration with Juan de Flandes and Sittow's relationship to his Netherlandish contemporaries. The exhibition will be presented by both museums to mark the occasion of the centennial of the Estonian Republic in 2018.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn

Passes: Admission is always free and passes are not required

Other venues: Art Museum of Estonia - Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, June 8–September 16, 2018

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