Guided Tour of Neighbours, Portraits from Flanders 1400-1700
By Jane Choy
In the Southern Netherlands (now Belgium), the art of portrait painting came into full bloom during the period from 1400 to 1700. During these three centuries, noblemen and wealthy citizens had themselves immortalised by the best Flemish artists of their time. These
portraits remain very impressive due to the outstanding way in which both the facial
features and the character of the represented persons are laid down in paint.
During the autumn of 2017, the Mauritshuis will tell the story of Flemish portraiture using a selection of the best Flemish portraits from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp (KMSKA) including major works by Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling, Pieter Pourbus, Peter Paul
Rubens and Anthony van Dyck. These portraits will be presented here for the first time and will only be visible at the Maurtishuis, along with complements from the Mauritshuis collection and a portrait of Jacob Jordaens from the Rijksmuseum. Remarkably, almost all those portrayed can be identified. This is why the exhibition will not only highlight what makes Flemish portraits so special, but also who had themselves portrayed and how they wanted to be seen.
Date & Time: Wednesday, 11 October, 11:00 – 12:15
Address: Mauritshuis Museum, Plein 29, The Hague
Contact: Jane Choy email@example.com, tel. 070 387 2606
Cost: € 10 for members (€ 12, 50 for non-members).
Please pay by bank transfer to Jane E.Choy-Thurlow,
NL 51 ABNA 0422 0021 19, or cash at the IWC MM
Museum entrance fee of € 14 is not included
(Museum card free)
Please buy entrance tickets on the day or by internet.
Number of attendees: minimum of 11 / maximum 15
Cancellation deadline: 1 October (sign up after the deadline only if there is room)