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Masterpieces from the Leiden Collection at the Louvre, 22nd February – 22nd May 2017

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At the Louvre, the season devoted to the Dutch Golden Age continues with a selection of Dutch paintings from the 17th century taken from the collection of New Yorkers Thomas and Daphné Kaplan, who will also be donating one very important work to the museum.

Here’s all the info.

Chefs-d’œuvre de la Collection Leiden au Louvre du 22 février au 22 Mai 2017

© The Leiden Gallery

The Leiden Collection in New York has around 250 paintings by Rembrandt and several generations of his students – a remarkable ensemble – and the selection of works on show at the Louvre for this new exhibitions show the specialities of Dutch art in a presentation by theme that proves how one artist can exercise their skills in several genres.

With 60 paintings, the exhibition is also the perfect time for the Kaplans to donate to the Louvre a work they bought back in 2009 and have lent to the museum since 2010 – Rebecca and Eliezer at the Well – by Ferdinand Bol, one of Rembrandt’s most brilliant students.

Chefs-d’œuvre de la Collection Leiden au Louvre du 22 février au 22 Mai 2017

© The Leiden Gallery

After Paris, the show will be off around the world for a couple of years, first to the Long Museum in Shanghai and the National Museum of Chine in Beijing, followed by the Louvre Abu Dhabi before returning to Europe and the USA.

If you want to remember your visit, an official catalogue is available in French and English (88 pages, 44 illustrations, 18€ here at amazon.fr).

The exhibition Masterpieces from the Leiden Collection is at the Louvre (ici) 22nd February – 22nd May 2017

Open every days except Tuesdays from 9am-6pm (10pm Wednesdays and Fridays)

Admission: 15€ / free for under 18s and those under 26 years of age from the EEC

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