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Art: Painting & Drawing

Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from Mauritshius


Jan 26, 2013 – June 2, 2013



de Young Museum

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr



$16 - 26 / FREE for members

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Get ready, San Francisco: the original Netherlandish mystery girl is headed to the de Young, accompanied by over 200 drawings and paintings from Rembrandt's century (that would be the 17th, just FYI). Lent by the legendary Hague museum for the first time in over three decades, these works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and their contemporaries render the natural world of their day in all its glory, from the gritty lithographic detail of a mottled mollusk shell to the sweeping gold and grey-blue of a sun-drenched Flemish wheatfield.

Meg Hurtado, Flavorpill

de Young Museum says…

The de Young will be the first venue in the American tour of paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague. This jewel box of a museum, housing one of the world's most prestigious collections of Dutch Golden Age paintings, has not lent a large body of works from its holdings in nearly 30 years. An extensive two-year renovation makes this extraordinary opportunity possible.