Lectures from the Center for the History of Collecting, America and the Art of Flanders: Collecting Paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, and Their Circles, given on May 13 & 14, 2016.
This two-day symposium focused on America’s taste for seventeenth-century Flemish painting. The keynote address, by Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., Curator at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C., was followed by presentations on pioneering private collectors as well as public collections in New York, Detroit, and Los Angeles. The event concluded with an interview of Thomas Leysen, an eminent collector of seventeenth-century Flemish paintings.
Image: Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), Frans Snyders, ca. 1620. The Frick Collection, Henry Clay Frick Bequest (1909.1.39)