The display of this private collection gives amateurs and art historians the opportunity to discover works that are rarely displayed or have not been known at all before. Even more attractive this collection is due to the huge variety of artists represented, themes and techniques.
Left: Peter Cook van Alst, "The Head of a Man", a piece of cardboard "The Union of Pompey and Cornelia." Intended for transfer to the tapestry, which was part of the series "The Story of Julius Caesar"
The selection includes drawings by Hendrik Vrum, Frans Purbus the Elder and Hans Saveri the Younger, as well as works recently attributed to Karel van Mandeur, Joachim Utteval, Paul de Vos and Lucas van Youden. This attribution is the result of a thorough and comprehensive study, which was conducted by a group of art historians, led by the exhibition curator Stefaan Hautekeete.
Left: Otto van Ven, “Love Conquers Nature” (1615)