Art fair TEFAF attracts less visitors
Art fair TEFAF this year, slightly less drawn visitors than last year. Some 71.000 people came last week at the event in Maastricht. Last year there were about four thousand more.
The organization is very satisfied, there is a lot sold and the attendance figures were in line with expectation, according to a spokeswoman.
The art fair attracted interested parties from all over the world: Europeans, Americans, Russians, Chinese, Indians, Indonesians, people from Latin America. Fun was, according to the spokeswoman also that there are individuals who were working to buy and then long-term loan, gave to museums.
An unnamed person bought, for example, twelve albums with 750 watercolors of animals and plants that was commissioned by the emperor Rudolph II (1552-1612) were made.
The collection was then on long-term loan given to the Rijksmuseum. Another collector bought an old dollhouse in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Many museums bought to work on including the Boymans van Beuningen museum, the Singer and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Museum Prinsenhof in Delft, bought with the help of various lenders a work. It is a historical painting of Cornelisz Jacobsz. Delff. The piece with the title The dream of Jacob, was around 1605 in Delft painted.