The PINACOTHEQUE DE PARIS opened a new museum at 8, Rue Vignon in Paris on 26 January 2011. The original PINACOTHEQUE DE PARIS, opened in 2007 at 28 Place de la Madeleine, is a museum dedicated solely to temporary exhibits.
The new “transversal” museum – some 100 meters from the original PINACOTHEQUE – will show a permanent collection of art from different schools and periods and how these schools and periods connect. The PINACOTHEQUE collections are drawn from private and public collections from all over the world. To mark the opening of the new space, the museum has secured a collection of paintings and drawings from the Hermitage, St Petersburg and a collection from the Szepmuveszeti Museum in Budapest – including the famous Esterhazy Madonna by Raphael.
The Kremer Collection will participate with a term loan of the following 17 works:
- Abraham Bloemaert, A cottage with peasants milking goats
- Leonaert Bramer, Herdsman by a fire
- Adriaen Coorte, A Muscovy duck and her ducklings
- Benjamin G. Cuyp, Oriental writer cutting his pen
- Jan Hals, Boy eating porridge
- Adriaen Hanneman, Self-portrait
- Jan Davidsz de Heem, Still life with books and a globe
- Meindert Hobbema, A wooded landscape with a roadside cottage
- Pieter de Hooch, Man reading a letter to a woman
- Carstian Luyckx, A farmyard scene
- Matthijs Naiveu, A gentleman smoking in a shaded courtyard
- Casper Netscher, A lady washing her hands
- Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Bust of an old man with turban (note)
- Theodoor Rombouts, Musical company with Bacchus
- Matthias Stom, Woman counting coins by candlelight (Avarice)
- Aernout Smit, Shipping in a stormy sea off a rocky coast
All above paintings can be viewed on our website.
Note: Our Rembrandt will be on view in Paris for 1 month starting from date of opening. After 1 month the Rembrandt will be replaced in Paris by Gerrit van Honthorst’s Avarice, which until 20 February will be on exhibition in the Kunstmuseum in Bern (see Newsletter XI dated 27 November 2010).
We would like to thank the Rembrandthuis in Amsterdam for their kind cooperation in making this loan available.