In the centre of Delft, on the Koornmarkt, stands the house of Paul Tetar van Elven (1823-1896). He was an artist, a drawing-master at the Polytechnic School (now the Technical University of Delft) and also a fervent collector of art, antiques, Delft blue pottery and porcelain from the Far East. In his will he left his house and its contents to be turned into a museum. The result is the only well-preserved, authentic example of a 19th century artist’s house in The Netherlands. The interior of the house breathes the presence of the former owner and the era in which he lived. Visitors feel like the artist and his wife are personally welcoming them into their lavishly-furnished drawing room!
Exhibition Thérèse Schwartze
In her time, Thérèse Schwartze (1851-1918) was one of very few women who earned a living as a professional artist. She was a celebrated portrait painter of royalty and of affluent Amsterdam families.
The exhibition will run from November 7th 2021 to February 27th 2022 in the Paul Tetar van Elven Museum. The exhibited works have been lent by museums and private collections.
Recently, the Dutch television programme Nieuwsuur ran a feature on female artists. One of the featured paintings was the work below by Thérèse Schwartze: “Woman with Sunflowers” (from the Drenthe Museum).
Arie Wassenburg Exhibition
The exhibition “Arie Wassenburg, Prince of Delft painters” has been extended until October 10th 2021. The museum is grateful to the (more than 40) owners who have given permission for us to keep the paintings for an extended period, so that more people have the opportunity to view them.
donderdag, vrijdag, zaterdag en zondag
van 11.00 - 17.00 uur
Entree € 7,50