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.

About the Collection

David Teniers the Younger, The Temptation of St. Anthony, ca. 1650

David Teniers the Younger, The Temptation of St. Anthony, ca. 1650. Oil on copper. 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.

This season, the Gallery displays a selection of 15 works from the van Otterloo collection in the European art galleries, showcasing the Golden Age of Dutch art at its very highest level.

On View

Jan Asselijn, River Landscape with the Fort Saint Jean and the Chateau de Pierre-Scize in Lyon
Ludolf Backhuysen, Ships in a Gale on the IJ before the City of Amsterdam
Nicolaes Berchem the elder, Landscape with an Elegant Hunting Party on a Stag Hunt
Gerrit Dou, Self-Portrait