While the doors of the Wallace Collection are closed, our teams are busy working on a full programme of virtual activities and upcoming exhibitions as well as major refurbishment projects to ensure that Hertford House is looking its finest for the first events of 2021.
The Museum’s director, Xavier Bray, hopes that the planned exhibitions will offer inspiration, solace and joy to all audiences. In addition to the special display celebrating the life and work of Jean-Henri Riesener, cabinetmaker to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, and our Knight in Armour which is currently centre stage in our Courtyard, we have been preparing for the opening of our much anticipated temporary exhibition, Rubens: Reuniting the Great Landscapes.
Peter Paul Rubens, The Rainbow Landscape
For the first time in over two hundred years, the Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens’ (1577 – 1640) two great masterpieces of landscape painting The Rainbow Landscape (The Wallace Collection) and A View of Het Steen in the Early Morning (The National Gallery) will be seen together in the same room. Painted as a companion pair, these sweeping panoramic works show Rubens’ manor house and estate Het Steen, as it was in around 1636. Audiences will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the wealth of detail and ambitious scale of these celebrations of the fertile countryside of Brabant.
Peter Paul Rubens, An Autumn Landscape with a View of Het Steen in the Early Morning
Private views of the Rubens exhibition will be bookable as part of your Summer/Autumn 2021 event.
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