The whole story
The Hermitage has been their
home for a very long time. They have witnessed generations of Russian tsars and
European monarchs come and go. At the Hermitage
they survived world wars, the Russian Revolution and many other dramatic
events. They drew millions of visitors to The Hermitage in
Saint Petersburg. And now these masterpieces from the
Dutch Masters of the Hermitage collection have temporarily returned to their
The Russian love for Dutch Masters began in the seventeenth century. Peter the Great visited Holland and purchased a number of works. His successors and the people at the court were even more passionate collectors than he, making the Hermitage the proud owner of an unprecedented, extensive collection of works by Dutch Masters.
But why did the Russian aristocracy love Dutch art so much? How did the collections come together? And how did these Dutch paintings influence Russian art? In this book, Russian and Dutch authors give answers to all of these questions and take you on a journey all the way to Russia and back. Back to the Netherlands of the Golden Age.
Dutch Masters from the Hermitage
Published by De Nieuwe Kerk / Hermitage Amsterdam
ISBN/EAN: 978-90-78653-68-4 (Dutch) & 978-90-78653-69-1 (English)
You can buy the book in our Museumshop. Or you can order online via wbooks.com.