A Selection from the Collection Portrait Graphics from A.G. van der Steur
The Golden Age was not only a time of florescence for portraiture, with masters such as Frans Hals. Portrait graphics also reached a high level. This exhibition shows examples of this.
The 17th-century portrait graphic does not stand alone. There is a prehistory, with 16th-century great masters such as Hendrick Goltzius, and after the 17th century as well, countless magnificent portrait prints were made. A few examples of this pre- and post-history are also shown.
All prints selected for this exhibition show Haarlemmers. They come from a wide diversity of social groups. The makers of these often brilliant portraits were also often Haarlemmers.
The prints in this exhibition have been made available by the Haarlemmer A.G. van der Steur, who has collected portrait prints for over 30 years.