On Saturday 24 October 2015 Willem Jan Hoogsteder can be seen in the Grote BijbelQuiz. In this show on Dutch national television (NPO2) the contestants answer questions about Biblical figures and stories. Willem Jan Hoogsteder introduces the art related questions while talking about religious paintings from the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
Liber Amicorum Marieke Spliethoff24-06-2015
In April 2015 Marieke Spliethoff retired as curator of paintings, prints and drawings from Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn. From 1999 until 2006 Marieke worked at Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, where she organised various exhibitions and published art historical essays in The Hoogsteder Journal. The Geschiedkundige Vereniging Oranje-Nassau dedicated their 2015 yearbook to Marieke on the occasion of her retirement. Willem Jan Hoogsteder wrote an article for the Liber Amicorum about the picture ‘Keur baert angst’ by Jacob Fransz. van der Merck en Jan van Goyen and Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder financially supported the publication.
William V and Wilhelmina of Prussia21-01-2015
A pair of busts of William V, Prince of Orange, and his wife Wilhelmina of Prussia are now gracing the entrance of the Hoogsteder gallery. William V was the Orange Prince in charge at the time our house at Lange Vijverberg was built. The couple resided right opposite the gallery.
The sculptures are 18th-century casts by Marie-Anne Collot (1748-1821). She made the busts in marble as well – they are now at the Mauritshuis. Collot received the commission from Stadtholder William V when she travelled to The Hague in 1779.
Our sculptures were once part of the collection of the American painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), who kept them in his studio in London.