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Location address: Nederland, Zuid-Holland, Den Haag
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The Mauritshuis (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmʌurɪtsɦœys]; English: Maurice House) is an art museum in The Hague in the Netherlands. The museum houses the Royal Cabinet of Paintings which consists of 841 objects, mostly Dutch Golden Age paintings. The collections contains works by Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Steen, Paulus Potter, Frans Hals, Hans Holbein the Younger, and others. Originally, the 17th century building was the residence of count John Maurice of Nassau. It is now the property of the government of the Netherlands and is listed in the top 100 Dutch heritage sites.
The Mauritshuis contains quite some paintings of the famous painter Vermeer.
Edward Dolnick describes in his book ‘The Forgers Spell’ how the chief judge of the Yugoslav War Crimes tribunal was aked by a journalist how he could cope with all the horor. He replied that during lunch hur he hurried to the Mauritshuis Museum to spend a little time with the Vermeers.
The Mauritshuis exhibits ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’, ‘Diana and Her Companions’ of Johannes Vermeer.
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