Several of our patrons’ funds have acquired works of art or objects that bear witness to our past: an exceptional table fountain in Imari porcelain, a precious Tournai book of hours, almost 140 letters written by Maurice Maeterlinck and a pair of 19th century miniature portraits.
Thanks to its Heritage Fund, the Foundation has been able to acquire two drawings that are on show at the exhibition 'De Floris à Rubens'. The works are 'La Conversion de Saul' by Abraham van Diepenbeeck (1596-1675) and 'Jupiter et Callisto', a 16th century work made by an artist from the circle of Bernard van Orley and Pieter Coecke van Aelst.
The King Baudouin Foundation’s Heritage Fund has recently acquired a major work by the Belgian painter Léon Spilliaert in a sale at Sotheby’s, Paris. The painting will be entrusted to the Fine Arts Museum of Ghent.
As of 14 June 2015, the Royal Mariemont Museum is exhibiting part of an exceptional collection of Coptic textiles, comprising over two hundred pieces collected by Maria Luise Fill and Robert Trevisiol and recently donated to the King Baudouin Foundation.