Rijksmuseum attributes new acquisition to Claus Sluter, the father of Dutch sculpture

Rijksmuseum attributes new acquisition to Claus Sluter, the father of Dutch sculpture

A sculptural work recently acquired by the Rijksmuseum has been attributed to the father of Dutch sculpture, Claus Sluter. In March this year, the museum purchased a boxwood figure of excellent quality made during the Burgundian Netherlands period (around 1384 to 1482). Research conducted into art historical and technical aspects of the work has led multiple experts to conclude that this exceptional object can be conclusively attributed to Haarlem-born Claus Sluter, who was the court sculptor to Philip the Bold in Dijon, France, from 1389 to 1406. This makes the work the first by Sluter to be held in a Dutch collection. Calvary depicts the crucifixion of Christ with Mary and John the Evangelist, and will go on display at the Rijksmuseum on 25 August 2021. Calvary by Claus Sluter was acquired through the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund, the Vereniging Rembrandt (thanks in part to its dedicated Themafonds Beeldhouwkunst and S
A sculptural work recently acquired by the Rijksmuseum has been attributed to the father of Dutch sculpture, Claus Sluter. In March this year, the museum purchased a boxwood figure of excellent quality made during the Burgundian Netherlands period (around 1384 to 1482). Research conducted into art historical and technical aspects of the work has led multiple experts to conclude that this exceptional object can be conclusively attributed to Haarlem-born Claus Sluter, who was the court sculptor to Philip the Bold in Dijon, France, from 1389 to 1406. This makes the work the first by Sluter to be held in a Dutch collection. Calvary depicts the crucifixion of Christ with Mary and John the Evangelist, and will go on display at the Rijksmuseum on 25 August 2021. Calvary by Claus Sluter was acquired through the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund, the Vereniging Rembrandt (thanks in part to its dedicated Themafonds Beeldhouwkunst and S