Wilkin relates his experiences in the Netherlands, with a group of art critics, to preview the exhition "Pride of Place: Dutch Cityscapes from the Golden Age." The show will be at the National Gallery in Washington until early May, but a smaller version is at the Mauritshuis, The Hague. It examines a painting genre that developed in the wake of the Netherlands' hard-won independence from Spanish rule, as the small country grew increasingly prosperous. He visited The Hague, Delft, Haarlem, Hoorn, and Amsterdam to see the show at the Mauritshuis and, elsewhere, paintings that will be added to the Washington exhibit. More importantly, he also visited the many of the still-existing sites recorded in those paintings.
Comment: Letter from the Netherlands Karen Wilkin The Hudson Review; Spring 2009; 62, 1; Docstoc pg. 6 Re
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