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Bernard Descheemaeker - Works of Art was founded in September 2000 and is specialized in objets d'art from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (c.1150-1675).

My website provides you with an overview of my collection. You can read my newsletters and catalogues online.

The website also provides details of my own exhibitions.

Under sales to museums you will find an overview of more than 50 paintings and works of art which I have sold to Belgian and foreign museums since 2001.

This website is updated at regular intervals. Add it to your list of favourites and visit it regularly.


A new catalogue

My latest catalogue Quos Ego. Dawn of a New Era. Masterpieces from the 15th and 16th Century (cat. no.21) can be accessed online as from today.

These strange and confusing times we live in also affect the art trade: travel restrictions make a physical visit to a gallery extremely difficult; exhibitions are delayed; auctions are only held online; and art fairs are postponed or cancelled.
Every art dealer is looking for a different way of working. I, myself, see two viable alternatives: the digital world, where all kinds of initiatives see the light of day but, of course, nobody knows which events are stayers; and the other being the good old catalogue, of which this is the 21st edition.

A loan to the Rubens House (Antwerp)

In order to express the special bond I feel between myself and the Rubens House (Antwerp) and also in appreciation of the documentation centre connected with it (the so-called Rubenianum), I am allowing the painting The Holy Family with Saint John (Gerard Seghers, Antwerp, c.1638-1643 ; oil on canvas: 72 X 102 cm) to go on loan to the Rubens House for several years.
See also: catalogue 9 (no. 23).

A loan to the Musée de Flandre (Cassel, France)

In view of the fact that the French State has classified this ensemble as a Monument Historique, these three, very early, Brabant altar groups (c.1430-1440) are prohibited from leaving French territory. Therefor, they will be exhibited on loan, for a period of three years, in the Musée de Flandre in Cassel -a smaller, but very attractive museum just over the French-Belgian border, which I highly recommend to visit. See also: catalogue 19 (no.4).