75 Masterpieces from Stockholm Now at the Morgan

 

I went to a very interesting and beautiful exhibit at the Morgan Library and Museum, Treasures from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden.  Seventy-five masterpieces from the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm make a rare appearance in New York in this exhibition highlighting the collection assembled by Count Carl Gustaf Tessin (1695-1770), a Swedish diplomat and one of the great collectors of his day.  His collections make up the core holdings of the Nationalmuseum.

Tessin was in contact with the leading Parisian artists of his day and the exhibition includes paintings that he commissioned, such as Boucher’s Triumph of Venus, as well as a selection from his outstanding collection of old master drawings including sheets by Ghirlandaio, Durer, Rembrandt, Chardin and others.

The reason the exhibition is here is that the Nationalmuseum is currently being renovated so it was a happy circumstance for New York.  It’s here until May 14,  so do go and see it. Get the details.


Miriam Silverberg is a freelance journalist and owner of Miriam Silverberg Associates, a boutique publicity agency in Manhattan.  She may be reached at silverbergm@mindspring.com.

 

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