Welcome to the website of the
Golden Age Gorinchem Foundation!
The foundation was founded on 18 June 2008 in order to shape and develop the initiative of the art historian Drs. B. Biemans MA to bring back works of art by well-known 17th century painters from Gorcum to this city, so the citizens from Gorcum will become aware of the quality of this work that is nationally and internationally undisputed.
In the Dutch Golden Age, Gorinchem was a famous trade junction and brought forth painters such as Abraham Bloemaert, Aert van der Neer and Jan van der Heyden. One can name at least ten additional well-known artists from Gorcum whose paintings hang in museums of New York (the Metropolitan), Paris (the Louvre), London (the National Gallery) and Madrid (the Prado).
De aanbidding van de herders
(The adoration of the shepherds)
1634, oil on panel
The goal of the Foundation is to search for these works of art at fairs and auctions in order to acquire them for Gorinchem. The paintings, drawings and etchings are exhibited in the Gorcums Museum at the Grote Markt (the Grand Market).
The Golden Age Foundation is established to accomplish this. The Foundation consists of a board with a solid base and an experienced and enthusiastic Golden Age Team that is involved in the orientation on works and acquisitions. There is also a ‘Friends of the Golden Age Gorinchem’ organisation. The Golden Age Foundation is established to accomplish this. The Foundation consists of a board with a solid base and an experienced and enthusiastic Golden Age Team that is involved in the orientation on works and acquisitions.
The Advice Committee consists of renowned art experts and therefore guarantees diligence and encourages fundraising.
|Van der Heyden:
Terugkeer van de jagers
(Return of the Hunters)
approximately 1680, oil on panel
By clicking the links on this page, you will find information about Gorcum’s painters from the Golden Age. In the menu below the Newsletter, you will find information about recently acquired works and other topics. The members of the Golden Age Team and the board are delighted to introduce themselves. In addition, you can also find the names of the members of the Advice Committee. We hope that we can convey our enthusiasm through this website and we are open to hearing your comments.