October 12, 2012–January 13, 2013
The Milwaukee Art Museum is delighted to be one of four museum in the United States to present Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London, an exhibition of forty-eight masterpieces on tour from the Iveagh Bequest collection. Most of the paintings have never traveled to the States before, and many of them have rarely been seen outside London’s Kenwood House. The exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and English Heritage.
Among the works on view will be Rembrandt’s sublime Portrait of the Artist (ca. 1665), Anthony van Dyck’s Princess Henrietta of Lorraine Attended by a Page (1634), Thomas Gainsborough’s Mary, Countess Howe (ca. 1764), Frans Hals’s Pieter van den Broecke (1633), and Joshua Reynolds’s Lady Louisa Manners (1779).
The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, with additional funding from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. In-kind support is provided by Barbara and Richard S. Lane.
It is presented at the Milwaukee Art Museum by BMO Harris Bank.
Rembrandt van Rijn, Portrait of the Artist, ca. 1665. Oil on canvas, 47 x 45 in. Kenwood House, English Heritage, England (88028836). Photo courtesy American Federation of Arts