The Klesch Collection is an important growing collection of Old Masters that focuses on paintings created in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries. Some of the greatest names in art history are represented in the collection, including Caravaggio, Titian, Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Georges de La Tour, Jan de Heem, Guido Reni, and Giorgio Vasari.
One of the important aspects of the collection is its focus on recognising the importance of women artists during the 16th and 17th centuries. Their work has been largely ignored by institutions, so The Klesch Collection aims to celebrate women artist’s skills and to promote their contribution to art history. Some of the women artists represented in the collection are Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, Judith Leyster, Michaelina Wautier, and Rachel Ruysch.
The Klesch Collection is committed to sharing its masterpieces with the wider public, and they can often be found on loan at prominent public museums and institutions around the world. Accessibility, preservation and scholarship are paramount, thus ensuring the artistic treasures in The Klesch Collection endure for generations to come. In order to advance research and share knowledge, it is our goal to publish a book and produce a video on each of our paintings.