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Rembrandt's World: Dutch Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection
January 20 through April 29, 2012


Aelbert Cuyp (1620–1691)
Windmill by a River, with a Jetty in the Foreground
Black chalk and moistened black chalk (mainly in wooden posts in foreground); gray, yellow and grayish yellow wash, over graphite; framing lines in brown ink along the upper edge and black ink along right, bottom and left edges.
Clement C. Moore Collection
Photography: Graham S. Haber, 2011

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From Drawing to Print: Abraham Bloemaert's Danaë Receiving the Golden Rain

Bolstered by a new political independence, economic prosperity, and maritime supremacy, the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century witnessed a rich artistic flourishing. This exhibition features over 90 drawings by many of the preeminent artists of Holland's Golden Age—among them Rembrandt van Rijn and his followers Ferdinand Bol and Gerbrand van den Eeckhout; Abraham Bloemaert; Aelbert Cuyp; and Jan van Goyen—who were active primarily in their native land (in contrast to their many compatriots who traveled to Italy and elsewhere) and who brought their extraordinary talents to bear on such quintessentially Dutch subjects as landscapes, marine views, pastoral and genre scenes, nature studies, and portraiture. The works, assembled over the last two decades, are from the private collection of Clement C. Moore and are exhibited together publicly for the first time.

Rembrandt's World is organized by Linda Wolk-Simon, Charles W. Engelhard Curator and Head of the Department of Drawings and Prints, and Esther Bell, Moore Curatorial Fellow, Department of Drawings and Prints.

This exhibition is made possible in part by the Rita Markus Fund for Exhibitions.

The catalogue is underwritten by The Andrew W. Mellon Fund for Research and Publications.

Public programs are generously supported by The Netherland-America Foundation, Inc.

Related Programs:

Lecture
Rembrandt and the Crying Boy: A Question of Method
Wednesday, January 25, 6:30 p.m.

Gallery Talk
Rembrandt's World: Dutch Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection
Friday, February 10, 7 p.m.

Film
Rembrandt
Friday, March 23, 7 p.m.

Lecture
The Lure of the Local in the Dutch Golden Age
Tuesday, April 3, 6:30 p.m.

Family program
My Book is a Beast
Saturday, April 21, 2–4 p.m.

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Background images: Photography by Todd Eberle unless otherwise noted. © 2006 Todd Eberle.