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April 14, 1999
CONTACT: Judith Proffitt
or Catherine Rogers Arthur
410-516-5589, homewood@jhunix.hcf.jhu.edu

Riversdale's Old Masters Collection
A Lecture at Homewood House

The Homewood House Museum at The Johns Hopkins University will offer a glimpse of one family's extraordinary collection of priceless art in a slide lecture titled The Collection of Old World Paintings at Riversdale Plantation in the Stier-Peeters Family, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, at Homewood House, 3400 N. Charles Street. The lecture will be given by art historian Susan G. Pearl.

Pearl has done extensive research into the art collection, which was originally brought from Flanders, Belgium around the time of the French Revolution by the Stier family, descendent of Peter Paul Rubens. The family brought their collection of Rubens, Antony Van Dyck and David Teniers paintings to this country for safe keeping. They settled at Riversdale, in Prince George's Co., Md., and the collection remained there in its entirety from 1802 to 1816. During the lecture, Pearl will point out a Stier-owned Van Dyck study for Rinaldo and Armida, the final masterpiece of which can be viewed locally in the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Admission to the slide lecture is $2 for the general public, free to Homewood members and Johns Hopkins staff and students. To make reservations, or for more information, please call 410-516-5589.

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