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Getty museum buys 39 exceptional Dutch drawings

Updated: Oct 28

The J. Paul Getty Museum announced Tuesday that it has acquired 39 Dutch drawings.

The artwork includes drawings by Rembrandt van Rijn, Jacob van Ruisdael, Gerrit van Honthorst and other artists of the “Golden Age” of Dutch art, along with a “monumental” early watercolor by Piet Mondrian, museum officials said.

The drawings include landscapes, seascapes, figure studies, portraits, religious and allegorical compositions and nature studies.

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“Several drawings represent artists who are almost never available on the market, including Cornelis Vroom, Hendrick Dubbels, Jacob Pynas and Gerrit Pietersz, adding rarity and depth to the group, and enabling the Getty to showcase a more complete history of Dutch art,” Potts said. “We are thrilled that, with this acquisition, we are able to bring these objects from a private collection into the public domain, making them available for scholarly research and for the enjoyment of our international audience.”


  • Ancient Ruins in a Landscape, about 1646, by Jan Asselijn (Dutch, about 1615-1652)

  • Landscape with a Road below Cliffs near Bracciano, about 1625, by Bartolomeus Breenbergh (Dutch, 1598-1657)

  • Man-of-War and Small Vessels, 1653, by Caspar van den Bos (Dutch, 1634-1656)

  • Ships at a Quai with a City in the Background, late 1660s, by Hendrick Dubbels (Dutch, 1621-1707)

  • Mountain Landscape with a Chapel, about 1600-1603, by Jacques de Gheyn II (Dutch, 1565-1629)

  • West Cowes Castle on the Isle of Wight, 1646, by Lambert Doomer (Dutch, 1624-1700)

  • Norwegian Landscape with a Timber Yard, 1644, by Allart van Everdingen (Dutch, 1621-1675)

  • Landscape near Arnhem, 1900-01, by Piet Mondrian (Dutch, 1872-1944)

  • Cottage among Trees, about 1652-53, by Jacob van Ruisdael (Dutch, 1628/29-1682)

  • View of Part of City of Amsterdam, about 1686, by Abraham Rutgers (Dutch, 1632-1699)

  • Antique Ruins, about 1665, by Willem Schellinks (Dutch, About 1627-1678)

  • The House with a Little Tower Seen from the Northeast, about 1660, by Adriaen van de Velde (Dutch, 1636-1672)

  • A Lady and Gentleman Falconing, 1629, by Esaias van de Velde (Dutch, 1587-1630)

  • Landscape with Ruins, about 1615-1616, by Jan van de Velde II (Dutch, 1593-1641)

  • Forest Scene, about 1650, by Adriaen Hendriksz. Verboom (Dutch, about 1628-1670

  • Mountain Landscape with a Distant View Behind, about 1635-1640, by Cornelis Vroom (Dutch, about 1591-1661)

  • River Landscape with a Castle in the Distance, after 1650, by Anthonie Waterloo (Dutch, 1609-1690)

  • Courtyard of an Italian Tavern, about 1644-1653, by Thomas Adriaensz. Wyck (Dutch, 1616-1677)

  • The Messenger of God Appearing to Joshua, about 1640, by Ferdinand Bol (Dutch, 1616-1680)

  • Allegorical Portrait of the Four Eldest Children of the King and Queen of Bohemia, about 1631, by Gerrit van Honthorst (Dutch, 1592-1656)

  • The Crucifixion, about 1650, by Samuel van Hoogstraten (Dutch, 1627-1678)

  • Manasseh, Repentant Sinner from the Old and New Testament, 1596, by Karel van Mander (Dutch, 1548-1606)

  • Amorous Couple, about 1623, by Jacob Matham (Dutch, 1571-1631)

  • Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, 1608, by Gerrit Pietersz. (Dutch, 1566-1612)

  • Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, about 1650, by Jacob Pynas (Dutch, about 1592/93-after 1650)

  • Horse with a Rider Talking to a Man at an Inn, about 1630, by Hendrick Avercamp (Dutch, 1585-1634)

  • Reclining Female Nude Seen from Behind, about 1655-61, by Ferdinand Bol (Dutch, 1616-1680)

  • Young Woman at a Balustrade, 1650, by Jan de Bray (Dutch, about 1627-1697)

  • Peasant Couple with a Drinker, 1689, by Cornelis Dusart (Dutch, 1660-1704)

  • Sleeping Girl, about 1652, by Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (Dutch, 1621-1674)

  • Violin Player, about 1653, by Adriaen van Ostade (Dutch 1610-1685)

  • Young Man Leaning on a Stick, about 1629, by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669)

  • Study of a Man Holding a Basket, 1650-1660, by Willem Schellinks (Dutch, About 1627-1678)

  • Youth Seated on a Bench, 1660s, by Moses ter Borch (Dutch, 1645-1667)

  • Double Page from a Tulip Book, about 1635-1645, by Jacob Marrel (German, 1613/14-1681)

  • Metamorphosis of a Small Emperor Moth on a Damson Plum, plate 13 of the Caterpillar Book, 1679, by Maria Sibylla Merian (German, 1647-1717)

  • Tulips from The Brandemandus Tulip Book, about 1633-1637, Unknown maker, Dutch

  • Three Dragonflies, 1681, by Rochus van Veen (Dutch, active 1660-1693)

  • Purple Oleander, 1691, by Pieter Withoos (Dutch, 1654-1692)

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