The collection of 19th-century paintings and water colours that the husband and wife pair Drucker-Fraser donated to the Rijksmuseum is unparalleled in the Netherlands. It consists mainly of works of masters of the Hague School, but it also contains ‘more modern’ work from Jongkind, Breitner, Isaac Israëls and Vincent van Gogh.
In this book, all the Dutch works on paper from the Drucker-Fraser collection are shown, the 125 most important water colours are shown in colour and accompanied by detailed information, while the other works are described more concisely at the back of the book.
Typography, and the use of colour and materials were meticulously chosen to match the subject matter and the featured works.
Catalogue accompanying the exhibition in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
20 July till 27 October 2002
Text: Wiepke Loos