It is not widely known that Helene Kröller-Müller collected older works of art, in addition to the art of her own time. For Aged well. Three centuries of drawings from the Kröller-Müller collection, one hundred drawings by artists from the North and South Netherlands and Italy have been selected from the museum collection.
The drawings, from the period 1550 to 1850, are extremely varied, from landscapes close to home, sketches for ceiling and chimneypieces, to diary drawings and elaborate figure studies.
The artists are also highly diverse, from well-known to lesser known: Hendrick Goltzius, Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Jan van Goyen, Pieter Saenredam, Cornelis Saftleven, Jacob de Wit, Andreas Schelfhout and Christiaan Andriessen. Most of the drawings are being exhibited for the first time.