Lucas van Leyden, The Flag Bearer, c. 1510, engraving. Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, 32

10 October 2015 – 17 January 2016 | Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

The exhibition Uncovering Everyday Life – From Bosch to Bruegel brings together ‘politically incorrect’ paintings and prints of the highest standard: forty sixteenth-century paintings, including Bosch’s ‘Haywain’ from the Prado (Madrid) and Pieter Bruegel’s equally well-known ‘The Peasant and the Nest Robber’ from the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna), and the same number of prints, including wonderful engravings and etchings by – among others – Lucas van Leyden, Hans Bol,  Jan Vermeyen and Pieter Bruegel.  This is the first ever exhibition devoted to sixteenth-century genre scenes, a radical departure from the traditions of religious art and portraiture. The exhibition is curated by Friso Lammertse and Peter van der Coelen (who is also a member of the editorial board of Delineavit et Sculpsit). They are the editors and main authors of the exhibition catalogue, which is published in a Dutch edition only.

Fore more information, check the museum’s website

Order your copy of the catalogue from the museum’s webshop.


19 March – 15 June 2015 | Dresden

The Kupferstich-Kabinett in the Dresdner Residenzschloss presents a most interesting exhibition – Hieronymus Bosch. The Legacy – on the dissemination through prints of the phantastical and fascinating imagery of this influential  early Netherlandish artist. Bosch’s bizarre subjects and motifs were popular in his time and provided inspiration for many followers. The show not only contains prints by and after Bosch but also paintings and applied arts.

For more information, see the printroom’s website.


13 – 22 March 2015 | Maastricht

This is the greatest art fair in the world. TEFAF combines Old, Modern and Contemporary art, fine arts as well as applied arts, from all parts of the world, divided over various sections. Since a few years there is a special section on art on paper. Although it is unfortunately a bit out of the route on the first floor, the OMD people know exactly where to go (there are also toilets and a restaurant so some visitors enter the drawings Walhalla by chance, and much to their delight). Each year a selection of drawings from one of Europe’s main print rooms is presented in this section, amid the booths of the art dealers. Several of the dealers (called exhibitors) of OM paintings, like Bob Haboldt (Paris/New York), also have OM drawings in their booths in the main hall on the ground floor.

There is a wealth of further info on the TEFAF website

From Goltzius to Van Gogh. Drawings & Paintings from the P. and N. de Boer Foundation 
13 December 2014 – 8 March 2015 | Paris

Fondation Custodia in Paris presents an exhibition of 95 drawings and 20 paintings from the P. & N. de Boer Foundation in Amsterdam. The collection was formed by the Amsterdam art dealer Piet de Boer (1894-1974) mainly during the 1920’s and 1930’s, the years in which other famous Dutch collectors like Frits Lugt, Franz Koenigs and Jon van Regteren Altena were also active. Read More

Tussen de lijnen. Tekeningen van oude meesters uit het Prentenkabinet van de Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België
Between the lines. Drawings by Old Masters from the Belgian Royal Library Print Room

26 November 2014 – 14 February 2015 | Brussels

As a spin-off of the AGORA digital inventory project of the drawings in the Royal Library’s collections, five drawings (by Joris van Hoefnagel, a Bosch follower, Karel van Mander, Jacques Jordaens and Laurent-Benoît Dewez) have been selected and studied in depth, resulting in the publication of a set of five individual booklets, written by the experts Wouter Bracke, Joris van Grieken, Ger Luijten and Sarah van Ooteghem. The five drawings are the centre pieces in an exhibition where they are combined with other drawings, dating from the 16th to the 18th century.

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