Tour: Drawings for Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt, Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm

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Date(s) - 12/10/2016
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

National Gallery of Art


Please join the American Friends of the Mauritshuis and the Netherland-America Foundation in a tour of the exhibition Drawings for Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt. The event will be led by Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., curator of northern baroque paintings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

Saturday, December 10, 2016
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
(enter West Building)

Tour: Drawings for Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt


Dutch landscapes, still lifes, and scenes of daily life possess a remarkable immediacy and authenticity, giving the impression that Dutch artists painted them from life. However, artists actually executed these works—as well as biblical and mythological subjects—in studios, often using drawings as points of departure. More than 90 drawings and 27 paintings by such renowned Golden Age masters as Aelbert CuypPieter Jansz Saenredam, and Rembrandt van Rijn reveal the many ways Dutch artists used preliminary drawings in the painting process. The exhibition includes compositional drawings, individual figure studies, carefully ruled construction drawings, and sketchbooks. It also examines the underdrawings artists made on their panel and canvas supports before painting their scenes. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated scholarly catalog.

Guests should gather at the entrance to the exhibition on the Ground Floor of the West Building (7th Street entrance) at 3:15pm. The tour will start promptly at 3:30pm and will last for approximately one and 1/2 hours.

Catalogues are available for purchase online or in the museum gift shop.

For your further interest, Arthur Wheelock will be presenting a public lecture on the exhibition in the East Building Auditorium on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at noon. For further information, click here.

Registration is required
Register on link above.

  • Free for AFMh and NAF member plus one guest
  • $20 for non-member
  • $30 for non-member plus one guest

Space is limited, so register early (see below)!


We look forward to seeing you,

-Monica S. Sadler
President, American Friends of the Mauritshuis

-James H. Dykstra
Director, Washington, DC Chapter of the Netherland-America Foundation



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