dutch exchange post on culture365, image showing Mrs Kilderbee by thomas gainsborough


In early 2016, paintings by Suffolk-born Thomas Gainsborough were sent to Holland in an exchange of artwork with Dutch museum Rijksmuseum Twenthe.

Ipswich Museum lent three Gainsborough’s from their own collections, and Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury lent 30.

In return for the Gainsborough loan, the Rijksmuseum Twenthe lent the work of nine Dutch landscape artists who are said to have influenced Gainsborough, for display in Sudbury.

To find out more about this Dutch exchange, and to see the works, visit Gainsborough’s House.

Explore the rest of Ipswich Museum’s collection (and make a trip to Gainsborough’s House, too!). Plan a trip with Visit Suffolk.