Some 100 of the finest Netherlandish drawings from the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam are brought together in an overview of the period from 1450 to 1625. Featured are nearly every form of drawing made by draftsmen throughout the period, from figure studies to stained glass window designs, nature studies, biblical subjects, and genre scenes. The exhibition also gathers works in a variety of media including metalpoint, pen and ink, brush and wash, chalk, charcoal, and watercolor. Highlights include 15th-century studies from the circle of Rogier van der Weyden, two sheets by Hieronymus Bosch, six drawings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and a selection of works by Abraham Bloemaert.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.
Whether you go or not, Bosch To Bloemaert - Early Netherlandish Drawings catalogs a selection of 140 of the most beautiful works in the collection of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, presented in full-page format and color, together with explanatory texts including supporting illustrations.
The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen holds a particularly rich collection of early Netherlandish drawings which run from the late Middle Ages to the period which is justly called the Dawn of the Golden Age. Key names include Hieronymus Bosch, Lucas van Leyden, Pieter Bruegel, Hendrick Goltzius, Karel van Mander, Jacques de Gheyn and Abraham Bloemaert.