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The Northern Masters: Prints by Bol + Durer + Goltius + Saenredam + van Heemskerck
Jan. 27 – April 18, 2010

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Over a dozen Old Master works on paper by will be shown in The Northern Masters Prints by Bol + Dürer + Goltzius + Saenredam + van Heemskerck.  The sixteenth and seventeenth-century prints in this exhibition focus on biblical scenes created by artists using various printmaking techniques -- woodcuts, engravings, and etchings. The artists represented include Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Marten van Heemskerck (1498-1575), and Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617), Jan Saenredam (1565-1607) and Ferdinand Bol (1616-1680).
 
This exhibition features prints from two religious series—woodcuts by Dürer from the Life of the Virgin and the entire eight episodes of the Story of Ahasuerus and Esther by van Heemskerck—along with single prints by Bol and Saenredam. The oldest prints in the exhibition are by Dürer, the artist who redefined printmaking in the North. His work influenced generations of artists, including Saenredam and Goltzius, who was the leader of a Mannerist artists’ group in Haarlem.
 
The Old Master prints in The Northern Masters come from the Haggerty Museum of Art and from the collection of Emile H. Mathis, II.