Neighbours: Portraits from Flanders 1400-1700

 

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Better a good neighbour than a distant friend, so the saying goes. During the autumn of 2017, the Mauritshuis tells the story of Flemish portraiture using a selection of the best Flemish portraits from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp (KMSKA).

The exhibition includes major works by Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling, Pieter Pourbus, Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck.

Remarkably, almost all the sitters can be identified. This is why the exhibition focuses in the first place on the patrons appearing in the pictures and how they wanted to be viewed. In an elegant and rich setting, the 24 portraits of the Flemish masters uncover the people behind the picture.

7 September 2017 – 14 January 2018,  Mauritshuis, The Hague

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Photography © Ivo Hoekstra, Maurtishuis



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