Paul Arntzenius (1883-1965) is not only a painter, but also a passionate art collector. In 1963 he donates his collection to Museum Gouda. More than a hundred paintings and drawings from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries find a new home. For Arntzenius this means that a great wish is fulfilled. The art that he loves so much can now be admired by everyone.
The collection of Paul Arntzenius mainly consists of work from the French Barbizon School and the Dutch Hague School. It is the harmonious landscapes, silent figures and simple still lifes that he feels most attracted to. To him, this silent splendour is what art should be. Part of his collection is now on display at Museum Gouda.
From the 10th of December 2022: High Skies
Panoramic views and city views from the Rijksmuseum
Museum Gouda proudly presents splendid panoramic views and intimate city views by great masters from the depots of the Rijksmuseum. But also works from Museum Gouda itself, which together span a period of three centuries. Admire the beautiful paintings by 17th-century painters Albert Cuyp and Jan van Goyen, but also by Cornelis Springer, a master from the Romantic Movement. The Hague School is represented by several works by Jacob Maris. Well-known and lesser-known painters, such as George Breitner, Johan Barthold Jongkind, Isaac Ouwater, Frans de Hulst and Jan Weissenbruch together make up a whole that is well worth seeing and very impressive.