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Van Ruisdael tot Frytom

17th century art or craft?

Van Ruisdael tot Frytom

8th of November 2022 until 15th of March 2023

An exhibition about two great names of 17th-century landscape painters who designed their artistry, each for himself, on canvas and Delft pottery.

Their works were then and still have an influence on contemporary artists. They are known for their perspectives and portrayal of the Dutch landscape.

For the first time, works by Van Frytom and Van Ruisdael can be seen side by side. Two worlds come together here, with nature and landscapes on canvas and pottery playing a leading role. In addition, attention is paid to the traditional technique of the making process of the blue pigment, as used by both masters, and how it is still used today.

Painters such as Van Ruisdael were seen as artists and Delft pottery, such as Van Frytom, as craftsmen. Is it imaging or did the two perhaps have more in common with each other than expected?

The composition of the exhibits is unique and will come to Delft from (inter)national private collectors and museums for an exclusive period from 8 November 2022 to 15 March 2023.

An unique composition of exhibits!


Frederik van Frytom. Plaque met boslandschap, ca 1680-1695. Collectie P.V.H., Delft


Additional programming has been made around the exhibition in our renovated factory museum and a beautiful catalog is available. Visit our museum webshop for this catalog and other collector’s items.


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Van Ruisdael tot Frytom

Afbeelding: Frederik van Frytom, Bosgezicht, ca. 1670-1702, Collectie Museum Prinsenhof Delft, aankoop met steun van de Vereniging Rembrandt, Fotografie: Tom Haartsen

Royal Delft

Visit the renewed museumrooms

The Royal Delft Museum has beautiful renovated museum rooms. Visit the factory museum of Delft Blue now and admire these renovated rooms with the extensive history of Delft Blue. Complete your visit with a workshop or a delicious lunch or High Tea at Brasserie1653.


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Van Ruisdael tot Frytom - a selection

Frederik van Frytom

Forestview, ca. 1670 – 1702

Oliepaint on a panel, 44 x 68.8 cm

Museum Prinsenhof, Delft

Purchased with the support of the Rembrandt Association

Frederik van Frytom

Plaque with forest landscape, ca 1680-1695

Tin-glazed pottery, 27.5 x 33.5 cm

Collection P.V.H., Delft

Van Ruisdael tot Frytom

Jacob van Ruisdael

Forest landscape with oak tree growing over a stream

Oil paint on canvas, 41 x 45.2 cm

John & Marine van Vlissingen Art Foundation Zeist