On Feb. 26, the Peabody Essex Museum, in Salem, Mass., will open a new exhibit, "Golden: Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection," which includes 67 works by important Old Masters such as a Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Jan Steen, as well as lesser known artists, and a number of remarkable pieces of 17th-century furniture.
The van Otterloos, a Massachusetts-based husband and wife who were born in Holland and Belgium, respectively, began their focused and first-rate collection on the advice of a Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, curator. The couple, who have loaned the artwork to the museum from their private collection, also reside in Naples, Florida.
Among the magnificent and detailed paintings in the collection are Jan van der Heyden's "View of the Westerkerk, Amsterdam" and "Barber-Surgeon Tending a Peasant's Foot," by Issack Koedijck.
The exhibiton runs Feb. 26-June 19, 2011, in Salem, Mass., and then travels to museums in San Francisco and Houston.