Thursday, November 19, 2020

Acquisitions of the Month: October 2020

The Crucifixion (c. 1650), Samuel van Hoogstraten. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
In a round-up of the best works of art to enter public collections recently, the Getty has enlarged its collection of Dutch drawings by a third, placing it among the most significant in the US. Works by almost all of the key players in Dutch Golden Age – Rembrandt, Jacob Ruisdael, Maria Sibylla Merian, Gerrit van Honthorst, and many more – are included here; there are also drawings by artists whose work is rarely found on the market, such as Cornelis Vroom and Hendrick Dubbels. An early drawing by Piet Mondrian adds a grace note to the collection. [More]