It is not widely known that in addition to the art of her own time, Helene Kröller-Müller also collected older works of art, not only paintings, but also many drawings. The Kröller-Müller Museum has about a thousand drawings dating before 1850, mostly from the Northern and Southern Netherlands and Italy. For Aged well, a selection of the finest and most exceptional old drawings has been made, dating from the sixteenth tot the early nineteenth century.
The exhibition is accompanied by the catalogue Aged well. Drawings from the Kröller-Müller collection: 1500-1850. The one hundred drawings by 55 different artists have been researched extensively and the result can be read in this richly illustrated publication. The attributions and dates have been re-examined, but also the position of the works within the artist’s oeuvre, the representations and provenance history.
The catalogue starts with a sketch for a glass pane from the studio of Cornelis Engebrechtsz, the oldest in the collection, and ends with an early depiction of a church interior by Johannes Bosboom, an artist on the turning point of the early modern and modern times.
Hardcover | Dutch & English | 252 pages | 2021
Authors: Renske Cohen Tervaert, Yvonne Bleyerveld, Vera Hendriks, Robert-Jan te Rijdt, Marijn Schapelhouman & Carel van Tuyll van Serooskerken
Publisher: Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo
Dimensions: 28,2 x 22,4 x 2,5 cm.
Weight: 1243 gram
ISBN 9789073313637 (Dutch)
ISBN 9789073313620 (English)