Netherlands Missions, Japan

Mauritshuis in Kobe

Masterpieces from the Royal Picture Gallery

29 Sep 12 6 Jan 13

After a successful exhibition in Tokyo, the Mauritshuis is coming to the Kansai. From 29 September the exhibition which includes Vermeer’s ‘Girl with pearl earring’ can be visited at the Kobe City Museum.

Johannes Vermeer, Meisje met de parel, c 1665 Canvas, 44,5 x 39 cm Inv 670

The Mauritshuis is renowned both at home and abroad for its outstanding collection of Dutch and Flemish 17 century art which can rarely be seen outside the Maurithuis itself. But this year about 50 specially selected masterpieces, including works by Rembrandt, Van Ruysdael, Rubens, Vermeer, will be on display in Kobe, providing the Kansai public with a rare chance to enjoy these paintings right here in Japan.

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Kobe City Museum

September 29, 2012 - January 6, 2013