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Neighbours: Portraits from Flanders 1400–1700

Mauritshuis, The Netherlands

7 Sep 2017 - 14 Jan 2018

During these three centuries, noblemen and wealthy citizens had themselves immortalised by the best Flemish artists of their time. The Mauritshuis will tell the story of Flemish portraiture using a selection of the best portraits from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp, including major works by Rogier van der Weyden, Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck. These portraits will be presented here together for the first time, along with works from the Mauritshuis collection and the Rijksmuseum. Remarkably, almost all the sitters can be identified. This exhibition will not only highlight what makes Flemish portraits so special, but also who appears in the pictures and how they wanted to be viewed. The striking portrait of Abraham Grapheus by Cornelis de Vos has been restored specially for this exhibition. Find out more about the ‘Neighbours’ exhibition from the Mauritshuis’ website.

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Portrait of Abraham Grapheus (1620), Cornelis de Vos. © KMSKA/Lukas – Art in Flanders VZW, Photo: Rik Klein Gotink

Portrait of Abraham Grapheus (1620), Cornelis de Vos. © KMSKA/Lukas – Art in Flanders VZW, Photo: Rik Klein Gotink

Portrait of Philippe de Croy (c. 1460), Rogier van der Weyden. © KMSKA/Lukas – Art in Flanders VZW, Photo: Hugo Maertens

Portrait of Philippe de Croy (c. 1460), Rogier van der Weyden. © KMSKA/Lukas – Art in Flanders VZW, Photo: Hugo Maertens

Portrait of a boy as a hunter (c.1630–61), Erasmus Quellinus II en Jan Fijt. © KMSKA/Lukas – Art in Flanders VZW, Photo: Hugo Maertens

Portrait of a boy as a hunter (c.1630–61), Erasmus Quellinus II en Jan Fijt. © KMSKA/Lukas – Art in Flanders VZW, Photo: Hugo Maertens

Portrait of Marten Pepijn (1632), Anthony van Dyck. © KMSKA/Lukas – Art in Flanders VZW, Photo: Hugo Maertens

Portrait of Marten Pepijn (1632), Anthony van Dyck. © KMSKA/Lukas – Art in Flanders VZW, Photo: Hugo Maertens

Portrait of the painter and his wife (1496), Master of Frankfurt. © KMSKA/Lukas – Art in Flanders VZW, Photo: Hugo Maertens

Portrait of the painter and his wife (1496), Master of Frankfurt. © KMSKA/Lukas – Art in Flanders VZW, Photo: Hugo Maertens

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