donderdag 19 februari 2015

Museum visit

I am a bit ashamed that I have never visited the Maurits House in the Hague until last wednesday. A former town palace of count Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen build between 1633 and 1644. In 1685 it became a hotel for distinguished guests of the state. Since 1822 it is a museum, then still called the Royal Cabinet and it started with 200 paintings given by king William the first.
One of the most well known paintings of the collection. The girl with the pearl earring from Johannes Vermeer
Another one from a for me totally unknow artist Clara Peeters from 1615. Then I haven't spoken about the lot of Rembrandt's or the "Frick" collection they are showing now. 

11 opmerkingen:

  1. Magnificent. The girl with the pearl earring painting is one I am familiar with too.

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  2. Ahhhh beautiful SC!!!!!I miss paintings and museums!!That Vermer is just wonderful:)

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  3. wow, I love the tall ceilings. Wonderful!

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  4. Looks like a nice visit. I'm familiar with the Vermeer and I like that still life too.

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  5. That painting of the girl with a pearl earring rings a bell. I've heard about it but honestly haven't seen yet.

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  6. gorgeous. looks like my type of place to visit

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  7. Beautiful! The painting in your second picture has always been a favorite of mine.

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  8. Good to know where that Vermeer is housed. lt is indeed iconic.

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  9. I love The Girl With the Pearl Earring. Something about her expression and the color.

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