Hendrick Goltzius, The Sense of Sight, drawing, c. 1595-96, exhib.cat. no. 67.1. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, inv. no. MB 1747

Vroege Nederlandse tekeningen – Van Bosch tot Bloemaert
Early Netherlandish Drawings – From Bosch to Bloemaert

1 November 2014 – 26 July 2015 | Rotterdam

After the successful first venue of Bosch to Bloemaert. Early Netherlandish Drawings in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam in the Fondation Custodia in Paris (22 March – 22 June 2014) the drawings are now on display ‘back home’ in Rotterdam, in three successive parts. In 2017 the exhibition will travel to the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presents its drawings in the Print Room gallery on the ground floor behind the main entry. Because this gallery can hold a maximum of 45 exhibits at a time, the exhibition will be shown in three successive stages:

Part 1 : 1 November 2014 – 25 January 2015
Part 2 : 31 January – 26 April 2015
Part 3 : 2 May – 26 July 2015

Part 3 will also include the drawing by Bloemaert, Study for the Dead Christ in the Lamentation, which was recently acquired at the first Van Regteren Altena Sale (see our Recent News page) on 10 July 2014, as well as the painting.

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Voor de liefhebber. Twee eeuwen tekeningen uit particulier bezit
For the Art Lover. Two Centuries of Drawings from a Private Collection

24 October 2014 – 15 February 2015 | Dordrecht (Dordrechts Museum)

Surprise exhibition of 80 drawings from a private collection to mark the presentation of the Liber Amicorum Charles Dumas on 24 October. See more about the Liber Dumas below on our News page and on the Publications page. Unfortunately, the exhibition, which is especially strong in drawings from the second half of the nineteenth century (The Hague School), is not accompanied by a catalogue.


Leiden viert feest! Hoogtepunten uit een academische collectie
Leiden Celebrates! Highlights from a University Collection

18 October 2014 – 25 January 2015 | Leiden-Amsterdam

On the occasion of the bicentennial of the renowned Leiden University Print Room – formerly attached to the Institute of Art History but since 2002 incorporated in the University Libraries Special Collections – the Museum Het Rembrandthuis in Amsterdam will host an exhibition of 75 seventeenth-century Dutch drawings, including masterpieces by artists like Hendrick Goltzius, Rembrandt, Jan Lievens, Govert Flinck, Jan van Goyen, Cornelis Bega, Simon de Vlieger, Willem van de Velde de Oude, Adriaen van Ostade and Cornelis Dusart. Most of the drawings are presented to the public for the first time. The selection was made by university curator Jef Schaeps and Jaap van Veen who are also the authors of the exhibition catalogue.

For more information and a YouTube film featuring Jef Schaeps, see the Leiden University’s website and the museum’s website


Herman Saftleven, View in the Forest of Castle Doorwerth near Arnhem, drawing. École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

L’Âge d’or du paysage hollandais
The Golden Age of the Dutch Landscape
9 October 2014 – 16 January 2015| Paris

Yet another magnificent exhibition by curator Emmanuelle Brugerolles in the Cabinet des dessins Jean Bonna in the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
The exhibition will probably be accompanied by a catalogue in the series Carnets d’études.

Jan Wierix, The Painter Apelles in His Workshop with Patron and Model, drawing, 1600. Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerp

Renaissance drawings from private Antwerp collections

 25 October 2014 – 25 January 2015 | Antwerp

For the first time ever Museum Mayer van den Bergh presents 42 Renaissance drawings from the collections of private Antwerp collectors. The exhibition highlights the various functions of drawings in the sixteenth century, as a source of inspiration for a subsequent work, as a sketch for paintings for example or as an individual artwork.

The exhibition was developed in collaboration with the University of Ghent where students of Art History examined the drawings with specialists.

Read more (below, click hyperlink) about this Ménage à trois (university-museum-private collectors) in an article by Lode Goukens.

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