Kunstschenking died TEFAF chairman to see in the Mauritshuis

Kunstschenking died TEFAF chairman to see in the Mauritshuis

The paintings of the recently deceased chairman of the art fair, TEFAF, Willem baron van Dedem, has donated to the Mauritshuis, from Wednesday to see a special exhibition in the Hague museum.

The five seventeenth-century masterpieces, including Still life with tazza (cup) of Pieter Claesz, Still life with fruit and glass on a silver dish by Willem Kalf and winter Landscape near Arnhem of Salomon van Ruysdael.

Van Dedem, who in november last year at the age of 86 died, donated the work already in 2002. But only after his death moved the artworks to the Mauritshuis.

Top some day

The in England living Van Dedem held the top some day at TEFAF since 1997. His art collection, regarded as one of the most important private collections of Dutch and Flemish Old Masters.

He did it more donations. So he gave in 2014, the seventeenth-century painting forest landscape with a cheerful company in a wagon of Meindert Hobbema in the Rijksmuseum. Also, he donated works to the National Gallery in London.

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