Cleveland Museum of Art Announces New Acquisitions

Salome with the Head of John the Baptist, c. 1650. Nicolaes Knüpfer (Dutch, c. 1603–1655/60). Pen and brown ink, brown wash, and white heightening over black chalk or charcoal on antique laid paper; sheet: 33.4 x 27.9 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund, 2019.8.
CLEVELAND---CLEVELAND, OH.- Significant recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include 17 drawings from the Golden Age of Dutch art; a fine painting by Louis Hayet, a key proponent of neo-impressionism; a contemporary sculpture by American artist Jenny Holzer from her iconic series Laments; and 13 photographs by modern American masters from generous donors Diann G. and Thomas A. Mann. The purchase of 17 important drawings greatly enhances the CMA’s collection of Netherlandish works on paper and allows the museum more fully to represent the variety of subject matter and styles during this prosperous period in Dutch history. The group of drawings includes natural history scenes, portraiture, genre subjects, figure studies and historical and biblical subjects made in both urban and courtly contexts. [More]