FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Mona M. Rock
(410) 547-9000, ext. 277
Rembrandt Peale's Portrait of John Meer: A New Addition to the American Art Collection Opens at Walters March 4
Rembrandt Peale’s Portrait of John Meer: A New Addition to the American Art Collection
March 4–August 23, 2009
This focus show will feature approximately 10 paintings drawn mostly from the Walters’ collection, along with the spectacular Rubens Peale with a Geranium Pot lent by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and a selection of early works borrowed from other local museums. The show will demonstrate the artist’s rapid technical development in his early youth. It will also explore the iconographical meaning of the skull—an attribute featured prominently in the Walters’ recently gifted portrait of John Meer.