Painting ‘Dutch girl on the train to the Netherlands Rijksmuseum

Painting ‘Dutch girl on the train to the Netherlands Rijksmuseum

The British government has an export license issued for the painting Dutch girl at the breakfast, which means that the painting to the Netherlands, can be transported.

The Rijksmuseum bought the 18th-century painting by Jean-Etienne Liotard for almost 5.2 million euros from a British noble family, which for more than 240 years owned.

It is the first purchase of director Taco Dibbits. Liotard (Geneva, 1702-1789) painted the scene around 1756, when in the Netherlands, he stayed.

Dutch girl at the breakfast is, according to the Rijksmuseum, an intimate ode to the painting of the Golden age. Liotard is known as the itinerant pastelschilder. The girl is like oil painting is an important addition to the pastels of Liotard, who, since 1885, in the collection of the Rijksmuseum.

The painting is from mid-January are shown in the Rijksmuseum.

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