Grand selection

The exhibition promises to be a feast of old favourites and new discoveries, with six works by Rembrandt plus works by Gerrit Adriaensz. Berckheyde, Ferdinand Bol, Gerard ter Borch, Gerard Dou, Govert Flinck, Jan van Goyen, Frans Hals, Pieter Lastman, Gabriël Metsu, Paulus Potter, Jacob van Ruisdael, Jan Steen, Joachim Wtewael and many others. The glory days of Golden Age painting between 1650 and 1670 will be lavishly represented by 37 works. In addition to world-famous masterpieces like Rembrandt’s Flora and Young Woman with Earrings, one of Frans Hals’ renowned male portraits and van Bartholomeus van der Helst’s Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam, the show will include surprising works by lesser-known painters like Willem Drost, Jacob Duck, Pieter Janssens Elinga, Arent de Gelder and Emanuel de Witte. The vast majority (57) of the works normally form part of the permanent display of Dutch Painting at the State Hermitage and most have not been back in the Netherlands since they were acquired for the Russian collection.