Mauritshuis


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Mauritshuis

 

a palace in The Hague, on Hofvijver; 17th-century Dutch architectural monument and a museum (Royal Picture Gallery). The Mauritshuis is a model of Dutch classicism. It was built for Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange, from 1633 to 1635 by the architect P. Post, who used the plan of Jan van Campen. The museum, which opened in 1820, developed around the picture collection of William V of Orange. The small yet very select Mauritshuis collection contains works of the Dutch school (Rembrandt, J. Vermeer), the Netherlandish school (Rogier van der Weyden, H. Memling), and the Flemish school (P. P. Rubens, J. Jordaens).

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Egorova, K. S. Khudozhestvennye muzei GollandiL Moscow, 1969.
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The luminescent tableau painted by Dutch master Johannes Vermeer around 1665 was last examined in 1994 during a conservation treatment at the Mauritshuis museum in the center of The Hague.
The works come from the most important museums in Europe (the Louvre, Vienna Museum of Art History, Berlin State Museums, Mauritshuis and others), as well as from the US (the National Gallery of Art in Washington, and the Detroit Institute of Art) and Moscow.
The mother-of-two also visited the Mauritshuis Gallery, where she viewed Johannes Vermeer's "Girl With a Pearl Earring," while wearing pretty pearl earrings she borrowed from Queen Elizabeth II.
Kate views Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer in the Mauritshuis Gallery, the Hague
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Trees line the opposite bank, near which is the famous Mauritshuis museum that houses paintings by Vermeer and Rembrandt, among the greatest of Dutch painters.
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Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis
Exhibition: The Frisk Collection (1 E 70th Street, Upper East Side, 212 288 0700) is playing host to Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis, being displayed after a two-year renovation of the Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague.
On viewing the painting where it now hangs in the Mauritshuis in The Hague, the narrator locates a "crass misrepresentation at the exact centre point of its meaning" in the magnitude and grotesque positioning of the "offending hand" of the petty thief whose corpse is under the knife (16).
Masterpieces from the Mauritshuis, which included Vermeer's 1665 painting Girl with a Pearl Earring, brought 10,500 visitors a day to the Tokyo gallery between June and September 2012, the report said.