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"Expressions of the Brush: Paintings by Dutch and British Masters"
2001-12-22 until 2003-02-01
Seattle Art Museum
SEATTLE, Dec. 10, 2001-Cincinnati's Taft Museum of Art is loaning six Dutch
masterpieces and four British paintings to the Seattle Art Museum while it
is temporarily closed for renovation and expansion. The 10 loaned
paintings, by artists including Frans Hals, J.M.W. Turner, Jan Steen and
Pieter de Hooch, will be on view in the fourth floor galleries from Dec. 22,
2001, through February 2003.
Among the loans are three important portraits by Frans Hals, including a
pair of marriage portraits (ca. 1650), and three high-life genre scenes by
Dutch artists known for their rendering of silky fabrics and opulent
interiors, including Jan Steen, Gerard ter Borch, and Pieter de Hooch. Also
on loan is an early landscape by J.M.W. Turner, The Trout Stream.
I selected paintings that complement our own collection, says Chiyo
Ishikawa, Seattle Art Museum curator of European painting. In other cases,
I chose works by artists who are not represented in the Northwest, including
Turner, Henry Raeburn and Lawrence Alma-Tadema. We feel privileged to have
been selected to exhibit and safeguard them during the Taft Museum's closure.