Lost Dickens’ portrait exhibited

From today till 25th of January 2019, a portrait of Charles Dickens is displayed by Philip Mould & Company, London. The portrait was created in 1843. It mysteriously disappeared after a summer exhibition in 1844.

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Mummified cats and beetles? Explained in “Gods of Ancient Egypt”

Leiden’s Museum of Antiquities (RMO) offers a wonderful exhibition on Ancient Egypt’s deities. Visit its “Gods of Ancient Egypt” exhibition and you will understand why cats and other animals were mummified.

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Stolen Picasso recovered? Hoax!

Over the weekend, people were speculating. Had a Picasso, stolen from a Rotterdam museum, turned up? Experts were trying to establish the authenticity of the recovered work. Police were investigating.

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Willem Buytewech’s “Merry Company” joins Mauritshuis

The Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague announced, it acquired a painting by Willem Buytewech: “Merry Company”. Buytewech is better known as an early seventeenth century draughtsman and engraver. The reason: only six of his paintings still exist.

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Chintz at the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum

Most tourists visit the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum for works by Dutch Golden Age artists. Yet this museum exhibits more than just Dutch Golden Age art. Take its special collections, which include weapons, examples of applied art, ship models, Delft-ware and more.

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Van Gogh Museum: Gauguin, Laval, Martinique

No need to mope around a wet, cold Amsterdam: the van Gogh Museum’s latest exhibition has a tropical theme. Many are unaware, Paul Gauguin and Charles Laval spent time on Martinique. Though cut short, their stay had a great impact on both artists.

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Despite $10m reward; still missing

Last week, a notorious mob boss was murdered in an American prison. Now, a detective claims he was involved in an art theft and handed over stolen art to the IRA. The stolen paintings, including a unique Rembrandt, have never been recovered, despite a $10 million reward.

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When will da Vinci be revealed?

Louvre Abu Dhabi mailed me a really extensive mail … about celebrations and what not? Including: the new exhibition and spoken art pop-up poetry, pop-up architecture?

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Rembrandt in Paris – in Amsterdam

Late September, I revisited the Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam. Its latest temporary exhibition had attracted my attention. Recent acquisitions would be displayed in this exhibition.

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Mauritshuis Museum acquires “dream”

The Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague announced today, it acquired “a dream” with financial help from donors. Its dream? A “flower cartouche” by Antwerp artist Daniel Seghers which includes a painted portrait-bust.

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