From Floris to Rubens – Great Master drawings from a Belgian private collection


By Stefaan Hautekeete, Conservator of the collection of ancient drawings at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. The talk will be conducted in the presence of the collector. Introduction by Dominique Allard, Director of the King Baudouin Foundation.

This exhibition features ninety drawings by artists from the southern and northern Netherlands dating from the 16th and early 17th centuries. Assembled with great care by the collector, these drawings belong to one of the most fascinating periods in the history of draughtsmanship. In addition to beautiful sketches for prints, paintings, stained glass and tapestries by great masters such as Frans Floris and Peter Paul Rubens, other drawings including sublime figure studies by Hendrick Goltzius and Cornelis De Vos, and minutely detailed landscapes by Pieter Stevens and Adriaen Frans Boudewijns will be put under the spotlight. The majority of the selected drawings have never been shown to the public before.

Languages: NL / FR