Mauritshuis: Director's Choice
written by Emilie Gordenker
Scala Group | ISBN 9781857598476
Member’s price: $29.70
The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis is celebrated for its world-famous collection of Dutch and Flemish masterpieces of the Golden Age, including paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Steen, Hals and Rubens. The renowned collection is housed in a 17th-century city palace in the center of The Hague.
The combination of the outstanding collection (which has grown over the last 200 years from 200 paintings in 1822 to nearly 800 at present) and a superb example of Dutch Classicist architecture, makes the Mauritshuis truly unique. Emilie Gordenker makes her selection from stunning examples of Flemish primitive art to sun-drenched landscapes, from Biblical figures to detailed still lifes, from serene interiors to humorous genre pieces.