Private US art collection at Mauritshuis museum

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The Mauritshuis museum in The Hague will host an exhibition of paintings from the private collection of the US couple Eijk en Rose-Marie de Mol van Otterloo.

The exhibition, which will include works from Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Paulus Potter, Jan Steen en Hendrick Avercamp, will open on 4 November and be on display at the Mauritshuis until 30 January 2011. The exhibition, named Made in Holland, includes 44 top works from the 'Golden Century' of Dutch painting. One of the floors of the Mauritshuis will be turned into a copy of the house of the Van Otterloos.

The US couple of Dutch-Flemish descent began collecting after their marriage in 1974, initially antique carriages and later English sporting prints. At the suggestion of Peter Sutton, a well-know expert on Dutch art who is now director of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, the couple changed its focus to 17th century Dutch and Flemish masters. Frederic J Duparc, the director of the Mauritshuis and curator of the upcoming exhibition, is also an advisor to the Van Otterloos.




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