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Jakob Briner Foundation

Collection
The customs officer Jakob Briner (1882 - 1967) bequeathed to his native city of Winterthur a collection by old masters focussing chiefly on 17th century painting from the Low Countries. The Collection begins chronologically with Renaissance works by Lucas Cranach the Elder and an unknown Master of the Holy Blood active around 1520 in Bruges. Christian Seybold, Anton Graff and the female painters Giulia Lama and Angelika Kauffmann represent an enlightened idea of humanity with which we can still empathise today. At the forefront is Flemish and Dutch Baroque painting. A study is shown by Peter Paul Rubens based on a classical cameo, while the representatives of Flemish landscape painting include Marten Ryckaert and Bonaventura Peeters.
Holland's "Golden Age" is introduced with all its principle genres: just a brief sampling of this wide-ranging and ever-growing Collection are historical paintings by Pieter Lastman, portraits by Ferdinand Bol, landscapes by Jacob van Ruisdael, Jan van Goyen, Allart van Everdingen and Jan Both, marine landscapes by Willem van de Velde the Younger and Ludolf Backhuyzen, architectural representations by Emanuel de Witte and Hendrick van Vliet, genre scenes by Adriaen van Ostade, Willem Cornelisz Duyster, Hendrick Sorgh and Pieter de Hooch as well as still lifes by Pieter Claesz and Abraham van Beyeren.

The customs officer Jakob Briner (1882 - 1967) bequeathed to his native city of Winterthur a collection by old masters focussing chiefly on 17th century painting from the Low Countries. The Collection begins chronologically with Renaissance works by Lucas Cranach the Elder and an unknown Master of the Holy Blood active around 1520 in Bruges. Christian Seybold, Anton Graff and the female painters Giulia Lama and Angelika Kauffmann represent an enlightened idea of humanity with which we can still empathise today. At the forefront is Flemish and Dutch Baroque painting. A study is shown by Peter Paul Rubens based on a classical cameo, while the representatives of Flemish landscape painting include Marten Ryckaert and Bonaventura Peeters.
Holland's "Golden Age" is introduced with all its principle genres: just a brief sampling of this wide-ranging and ever-growing Collection are historical paintings by Pieter Lastman, portraits by Ferdinand Bol, landscapes by Jacob van Ruisdael, Jan van Goyen, Allart van Everdingen and Jan Both, marine landscapes by Willem van de Velde the Younger and Ludolf Backhuyzen, architectural representations by Emanuel de Witte and Hendrick van Vliet, genre scenes by Adriaen van Ostade, Willem Cornelisz Duyster, Hendrick Sorgh and Pieter de Hooch as well as still lifes by Pieter Claesz and Abraham van Beyeren.

Emil S. Kern Bequest

The world of miniature portraits
Maserpieces of the Emil S. Kern Bequest

16 Mai 2008 until 19 April 2009


 

 

 

Jean-Baptiste Weyler (1747-1791)
Peter the Great from Russia (1672-1725), Enamel on Copper, oval,
59 x 50 mm

For further information please contact directly:
Peter Wegmann, Museum Briner & Kern, Winterthur
brinerundkern@win.ch