Put the following exhibitions in your diary:
Rogier van der Weyden (and studio), The Lamentation of Christ, c. 1460 - 1464?. Mauritshuis, The Hague
Rogier van der Weyden - research and restoration
14 June - 9 September 2018 - The Mauritshuis will research and restore one of its oldest and most special works: The Lamentation of Christ, painted c. 1460-1464 by Rogier van der Weyden. Together with Jan van Eyck, this Brussels-based painter is considered the founder of Flemish painting. During the exhibition the painting will be restored in public view. The show will also explore various issues relating to technique and art history. How was the painting made? What was the role of the signature? To whom is the work attributed? What was the role of the artwork, and who might have commissioned it? Visitors will get to know everything about this fascinating painting, and will also get a peek behind the scenes of the museum’s conservation studio.
Ambrosius Bosschaert I, Blackbird, Butterfly and Cherries, c. 1635 – 1645. Ham House, Surrey, The National Trust
Dutch paintings from National Trust Houses
11 October 2018 - 6 January 2019 - English country houses have traditionally been the home to Dutch Golden Age masters. Most of these paintings were acquired in the eighteenth century, the heyday of the English country house. Although over time many owners were forced to sell works to raise funds, there are still many extraordinary paintings to be found in country houses today. For this exhibition, we have selected the most beautiful Dutch paintings from houses managed by the National Trust. This will be a first for the Mauritshuis: never before has such a selection been exhibited in the Netherlands.