Colloque : Willem van de Velde I pen-painting.

Willem van de Velde I, Un navire hollandais à l'ancre près du rivage, XVIIe siècle, grisaille sur bois, Lille, Palais des Beaux-Arts.

Willem van de Velde I, Un navire hollandais à l’ancre près du rivage, XVIIe siècle, grisaille sur bois, Lille, Palais des Beaux-Arts.

Type : Colloque.
Date : 23 octobre 2015.
Lieu : Davis Museum, Wellesley College, 106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481.

Afternoon Symposium on a Willem van de Velde I pen-painting Dutch artist Willem van de Velde I (1611-1693) developed the subgenre of “pen-paintings” in the 17th-century. These astonishingly detailed works, executed with fine brushes and quill pens, are rare, particularly in American collections. Davis curators were delighted to discover a superlative example tucked away in storage, and have pursued conservation treatment to restore its condition. This symposium features presentations by Associate Curator, Claire Whitner, on the painting’s history ; Rhona MacBeth, the Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo Conservator and Head of Paintings Conservation at the MFA Boston, who conducted the technical study and treatment ; and Daniel Finamore, Russell W. Knight Curator of Maritime Art and History at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Programme :

2h00 : Claire Whitner, Associate Curator, Davis Museum at Wellesley College on the work of the Van de Veldes and the history of the painting.

2h25 : Daniel Finamore, Curator of Maritime Art and History at the Peabody Essex Museum on the iconography of the painting.

2h50 : Rhona MacBeth, the Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo Conservator and Head of Paintings Conservation at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston on the conservation treatment of the panel.

3h15 : Discussion.

4h00 : Reception.

There is no charge to attend. Ticketing to track attendance : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/davis-discoveries-symposium-willem-van-de-velde-tickets-18964052993?aff=es2