Treasures of Dutch and Flemish Art from Private Collections
28 November –
58 Jermyn Street, London
Dickinson is delighted to announce its autumn exhibition Treasures of Dutch and Flemish art from private collections, opening at our London gallery on 28 November. The show will feature highlights by Ambrosius Benson, Jan van der Ast, and Frans Snyders, among many others.
In his introduction to the exhibition catalogue, Founding Director Simon Dickinson writes: ‘Over the last thirty years at Dickinson, we have sold many great Dutch and Flemish pictures, by Hans Memling, Rubens, Van Dyck and Jan Brueghel among others. The ones that stick in the memory are always those sales to institutions, such as our sales of Quentin Matsys’ Salvator Mundi to the Getty Museum and a celebrated painting by Jan Gossaert to the Prince of Liechtenstein, now on show in Vienna.’
Most of the works in the show come from British collections, and many have belonged to the same family for generations. Among the featured paintings is Ambrosius Benson’s vibrant Portrait of a man, bust-length, in a fur coat, a work first given to Benson in 1948 and more recently endorsed by scholars. On a similar, jewel-like scale is a floral still life attributed to Balthasar van der Ast, based on an early flower piece by Jan Brueghel the Elder. Sculpture is represented by a boxwood Cristo Vivo by 18th Century Flemish master Walter Pompe, whose extremely high level of finish includes an elaborate signature and precise date.