Put the following exhibitions in your diary:
Gerard ter Borch, The Introduction, c. 1662, Oil on canvas, 76 x 68 cm, National Trust, Polesden Lacey, Surrey
Dutch Masters from British Country 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.
Rembrandt, Self-Portrait, 1669, Mauritshuis, The Hague
Rembrandt and the Mauritshuis
31 January - 15 September 2019 - The Mauritshuis has one of the most renowned and important collections of paintings by Rembrandt in the world. The museum will exhibit all of the eighteen paintings in the collection that are or have been attributed to Rembrandt. Among those are masterpieces such as The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp and Rembrandt’s late self-portrait, but also other paintings that are no longer considered to be by Rembrandt and are rarely – if ever – on display. All of these works together show the shifting perception of Rembrandt throughout the centuries.
Jan de Baen, Portrait of Johan Maurits (1604-1679), Count of Nassau-Siegen, Founder of the Mauritshuis, c.1668-1670
Johan Maurits: Image and Perception (working title)
4 April-7 July 2019 – The Mauritshuis will be organising an exhibition about different images and perceptions of the museum’s name-giver, Johan Maurits of Nassau-Siegen (1604-1679). The exhibition will present a variety of perspectives on Johan Maurits, from his reputation as the governor of Dutch Brazil in the 17th century to contemporary interpretations of his life and work. The Mauritshuis invites visitors to the exhibition to form and share their viewpoints. The museum is currently developing the concept for the exhibition, which will open on 4 April 2019. Further information.
Nicolaes Maes, The Old Lacemaker, c. 1655, Mauritshuis, The Hague
Nicolaes Maes (working title)
17 October 2019 - 19 January 2020 - The Mauritshuis presents an exhibition on Nicolaes Maes, one of Rembrandt’s most talented pupils, in the autumn of 2019. This is the first retrospective exhibition of this painter from Dordrecht. Maes started his career painting biblical representations, which clearly show his master´s influence. In subsequent years he painted intimate domestic scenes, which usually focussed on women engaged in household chores. Beginning in the 1660s, Maes developed an elegant style of portraiture that was popular with his clients in Dordrecht and Amsterdam. Featuring over thirty paintings the exhibition shows all aspects of Maes’s varied oeuvre.