Life Captured in Line: 17th-Century Dutch and Flemish Prints


Cornelis de Visscher, The Large Cat, ca. 1657.

Purchase, Schuchardt Fund, M2022.28. Photo by Cleber Bonato


  • December 15, 2023–August 18, 2024

  • European Art Galleries, Level 2, Gallery S202

  • Free for Members

  • Included with admission

Print culture flourished in the North and South Netherlands during the 17th century as the region became the epicenter of printing and publishing in Europe. Artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Van de Velde, and Cornelis de Visscher participated in the influx and exchange of ideas that the industry fostered and created prints in an expansive variety of genres, styles, and techniques. Featuring works drawn from the Museum’s collection, this exhibition builds on themes presented in Art, Life, Legacy: Northern European Paintings in the Collection of Isabel and Alfred Bader, highlighting subjects popular in printmaking at the time, including biblical scenes, landscape, and portraiture.

Upcoming events

View all events