Charley Toorop, A Factory Worker in
, 1931, litho, 35 x 27.4 cm, No. 9 in an edition of 25, edition art dealer Nieuwenhuizen Segaar, The Hague. Collection W., exchange with a private collector, 2003.

Dirk van Gelder, Wild Plants, 1925, pen and ink and watercolour, 22.8 x 29.2 cm, Study for a litho of the same name. Collection J., gift from the artist.

The Collecting Passions of Two Art Instructor Brothers

Odilon Redon, Pierre Bonnard, 1902, litho on chine-collé´, 14,5 x 12 c, Signed and dated in pencil on the right, under the image. Collection J.

Theo van Hoytema, Five Angora Rabbits, 1898, mezzotint and blind print on chine-collé, 41.5 x 32.8 cm, No. 2 in Portefeuille Dierstudies, Collection J.


Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
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Kindred Collections
Prints and drawings from the collections
of Jan and Wietse van den Noort

February 11-May 20, 2012

The closely related collections of Jan and Wietse van den Noort offer an extensive survey of the arts of printmaking and drawing. A wide selection of works on paper from these ‘kindred collections’ are now shown together for the first time. A catalogue is also available.

The brothers Jan and Wietse van den Noort, drawing teachers by profession, are passionate and knowledgeable collectors of graphic art and drawings.The exhibition highlights the scope and diversity of the collections they have built up over the past 40 years and includes work by Rembrandt, Goya, Isabey, Daumier, Jongkind, Käthe Kollwitz, Redon, Kees van Dongen and Co Westerik. The selection on show gives prominence to 19th-century French graphic art and Dutch fin-de-siècle and 20th-century prints and drawings.

French and Dutch graphic art The display is essentially chronological and starts with a selection of 16th, 17th and 18th-century prints. The second section is larger and highlights the rich diversity of 19th-century French graphic art. Also included are prints by artists from other countries. One of the galleries is reserved for work by Dutch artists. This selection comprises prints and drawings from the late 19th century up to the present.

Catalogue The exhibition and the accompanying publication were compiled by Hans Locher, former director of the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, in collaboration with Jan and Wietse van den Noort. The lavishly illustrated catalogue can be obtained from the museum shop or ordered from the museum’s web shop. The catalogue is only available in Dutch.

Théodule Auguste Ribot, A Girl Reading, 1876, etching, 11.5 x 8.7 cm, Printed Cadart. Collection W., received from J. in 1979.

Jan Voerman sr., A Cow Grazing, c. 1907, black chalk, 12.3 x 20.3 cm, Collection J., from Voerman’s estate.

François Bonvin, La rue du Champ-de- l’Alouette, 1861, etching, 13.7 x 18.1 cm, Edition Cadart. Pl. 5 in the series, Première suite de dix eau-fortes, 1861-1871.