Catalogue Maritime Masterpieces


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Catalogue of the Maritime Museum’s exhibition Maritime Masterpieces, a collaboration with Boijmans van Beuningen. Available in 4 editions, all with a different cover!

This catalogue is only available in Dutch.

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Maritime Masterpieces – the exhibition

This catalogue forms a companion to the exhibition Maritime Masterpieces, in which two unique collections of art come together. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen now sets sail to the Maritime Museum. Learn about an undiscovered, maritime world behind famous masterpieces.

This exhibition tells the stories of shipping and harbours and the people in it thru six centuries of paining and objects. Containing a unique collection from well known names as Jeroen Bosch thru Willem van de Velde de Oude to Guido van der Werve and dating from the 16th to the 21st century.

Maritime Masterpieces does not only contain the best of two collections joining forces, it also tells the story from two sides. First of all, the art historical side. What makes a painting special? What moved the painter to create it and who or what influcenced him or her? Besides that we tell the maritime story. What do you see and why is this important?

Masterpieces made by Claude Monet, Paul Signac, Jeroen Bosch, Hendrik Avercamp and Jozef Israëls meet eachother in a unique presentation. They are joined by modern art by Guido van de Werve, Sasja Hagens and Dolf Henkes. A part of this exhibition consists of a large selection of drawings by Willem van de Velde de Oude.

This exhibition is the last one in the series “Boijmans Next Door”. Since Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is closed for eight years, it’s collection travels to various museums in the Rotterdam region. Maritime Masterpieces has been made possible by the ‘Droom & Daad’ foundation.

You can visit ‘Maritime Masterpieces’ from February 12 2021 until September 4 2022.

Cover design

Dolf Henkes, Ludolf Bakhuizen, Paul Signac, Willem van de Velde de Oude


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