Rijksmuseum discovers new works by Hercules Segers

Rijksmuseum discovers new works by Hercules Segers

In a study of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum are new works emerged in the 17th-century artist Hercules Segers. Of him were up to now only twelve paintings are known.

There are now final six works, four of which are up to now virtually unknown.

The ‘new’ paintings come from private collections. They are together with 110 prints of the artist from 7 October at the exhibition Hercules Segers. It is the first time that the museum has a complete overview of shows from him.

“It is rare that you have such a large number of new paintings on such a small oeuvre can add,” says director Taco Dibbits. “It is really fantastic that we have so many, completely unknown work of this innovative artist from the Golden age in the exhibition.”

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