Animals at the Sinebrychoff Art Museum

  • 12.9.2013–19.1.2014
Red Cellar
Tickets: with a museum ticket
Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen.

Animals in the Sinebrychoff Art Museum is a family event. A total of 67 Dutch 17th-century prints featuring pigs, cows, sheep and horses have been chosen from the museum’s collections for display. Seafaring was the primary source of prosperity in the Dutch society at that date, but also agriculture and cattle farming contributed to the general well-being. Domestic animals were popular subjects with artists, together with peasant and bourgeois life, with its daily chores and village feasts. Certain more exotic animals, such as camels, bears and eagles also played a role.