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Clouds, Ice, and Bounty: The Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Collection of Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Paintings
October 17, 2021 – February 27, 2022
West Building, Ground Floor, Inner Tier

Simon de Vlieger, Estuary at Day’s End, c. 1640/1645, oil on panel, Patrons’ Permanent Fund and The Lee and Juliet Folger Fund in memory of Kathrine Dulin Folger

Depicting a rich cross section of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish life and culture, this exhibition brings together 25 paintings acquired through the generosity of the Lee and Juliet Folger Fund over the past two decades, supplemented by one painting from Lee and Juliet Folger’s personal collection. Assembled with care and passion, the collection includes landscapes by Jacob van Ruisdael and Salomon van Ruysdael, winter scenes by Jan van Goyen and Adam van Breen, genre paintings by Dirck Hals and Caspar Netscher, seascapes by Reinier Nooms and Simon de Vlieger, still lifes by Clara Peeters and Frans Snyders, and portraits by Thomas de Keyser and Jan Miense Molenaer. Seen together, this collection offers a unique opportunity to enjoy some of the finest productions of Dutch and Flemish artists of the 17th century. A fully illustrated catalog will consider composition and technique as well as the broader historical context of each work.

The exhibition is curated by Marjorie Wieseman, curator and head of the department of northern European paintings.

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

Passes: Admission is always free and passes are not required