Selections from the van Otterloo Collection

Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo have spent the past two decades assembling what is now considered one of the world’s greatest private collections of 17th-century Dutch art. This season, the Gallery displays a selection of 24 works from the van Otterloo collection in the European art galleries, showcasing the Golden Age of Dutch art at its very highest level.

About the Collection

Hendrick Avercamp, Winter Landscape near a Village, ca. 1610–15. Oil on panel. Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

The 17th century was a period of rapid development in the arts of the Netherlands, when painters invented new genres and attained levels of finish and quality unrivaled by their European contemporaries. The Dutch masters are universally admired for their dramatic seascapes, scenes of everyday life invested with a moralizing edge, psychologically penetrating portraits, still lifes of breathtaking naturalism, and panoramically detailed landscapes and cityscapes that are as much studies of light and color as they are of a specific time or place.

On View

Jan Asselijn
Dutch, 1610/15–1652
River Landscape with the Fort Saint-Jean and the Château de Pierre-Scize in Lyon, ca. 1650
Oil on canvas
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Photography © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All Rights Reserved.

Balthasar van der Ast
Dutch, 1593/94–1657
Still Life with Flowers, ca. 1630
Oil on panel
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Hendrick Avercamp
Dutch, 1585–1634
Winter Landscape near a Village, ca. 1610–15
Oil on panel
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Nicolaes Berchem
Dutch, 1620–1683
Landscape with an Elegant Hunting Party on a Stag Hunt, 1655–70
Oil on panel
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Jan Brueghel the Elder
Flemish, 1568–1625
Village Scene with a Canal, 1609
Oil on copper
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Pieter Claesz.
Dutch, 1596/97–1660
Breakfast Still Life with a Ham and a Basket of Cheese, ca. 1627
Oil on panel
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Gerrit Dou
Dutch, 1613–1675
Self-Portrait, ca. 1665
Oil on panel
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Willem Cornelisz. Duyster
Dutch, ca. 1598–1635
Soldiers Dividing Booty in a Barn, ca. 1630
Oil on panel
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Anthony van Dyck
Flemish, 1599–1641
Self-Portrait as Icarus with Daedalus, ca. 1618
Oil on canvas
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Jan van Goyen
Dutch, 1596–1656
Frozen River with Skaters, 1637
Oil on panel
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Frans Hals
Dutch, ca. 1582/83–1666
Portrait of a Preacher, ca. 1660
Oil on panel
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Karel du Jardin
Dutch, 1626–1678
Horseman and His Horse at a River, 1660
Oil on canvas
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Jan Lievens
Dutch, 1607–1674
Young Girl in Profile, ca. 1631–32
Oil on panel
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Aert van der Neer
Dutch, 1603/4–1677
Estuary at Twilight, ca. 1655–60
Oil on panel
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Adriaen van Ostade
Dutch, 1610–1685
Peasant Family in a Cottage Interior, 1661
Oil on panel
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Adam Pijnacker
Dutch, ca. 1620–1673
Mediterranean Harbor, ca. 1650
Oil on panel
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Jan Porcellis
Dutch, before 1584–1632
Seascape with a Rainbow, ca. 1631
Oil on panel
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Paulus Potter
Dutch, 1625–1654
Spring Landscape with Donkeys and Goats (“The Rabbit-Warren”), 1647
Oil on panel
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Peter Paul Rubens
Flemish, 1577–1640
Crucifixion, 1618–20
Oil on panel
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Salomon van Ruysdael
Dutch, 1600/1603–1670
River Landscape with a Sailboat, ca. 1655
Oil on panel
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

David Teniers the Younger
Flemish, 1610–1690
The Temptation of Saint Anthony, ca. 1650
Oil on copper
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Photography © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All Rights Reserved.

Adriaen van de Venne
Dutch, 1589–1662
A Cavalier at His Toilet, 1631
Oil on panel
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Philips Wouwerman
Dutch, 1619–1668
The Stag Hunt, 1659–60
Oil on copper
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

Joachim Anthonisz Wtewael
Dutch, 1566–1638
The Apulian Shepherd, 1600–1605
Oil on copper
Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

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