until 31 October A selection from the collection of the Veeteltmuseum (Livestock Museum)

A selection from the collection of the Veeteltmuseum (Livestock Museum)


The exhibition 'Een selectie uit de collectie' ('A selection from the collection'), which lasts until November 1, shows the most beautiful masterpieces from the National Livestock Museum (NVM), which was closed last year. This museum has been part of the Frisian Agricultural Museum since 2021. Top works include de kop van stier Sunny Boy (the head of bull Sunny Boy) and the paintings by the Hague School painter Jan de Haas.

Painter Johannes Hubertus Leonardus 'Jan' de Haas (1832-1908) is one of the first generation of painters of the Hague School. He mainly made a name for himself with cattle, mostly with cows. De Haas grew up in Amsterdam and studied there at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunst under Pieter van Os. He also regularly upholstered paintings by painter friends such as Willem Roelofs and Paul Gabriel with cattle.

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The exhibition 'Een selectie uit de collectie' ('A selection from the collection'), which lasts until November 1, shows the most beautiful masterpieces from the National Livestock Museum (NVM), which was closed last year. This museum has been part of the Frisian Agricultural Museum since 2021. Top works include de kop van stier Sunny Boy (the head of bull Sunny Boy) and the paintings by the Hague School painter Jan de Haas.

Painter Johannes Hubertus Leonardus 'Jan' de Haas (1832-1908) is one of the first generation of painters of the Hague School. He mainly made a name for himself with cattle, mostly with cows. De Haas grew up in Amsterdam and studied there at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunst under Pieter van Os. He also regularly upholstered paintings by painter friends such as Willem Roelofs and Paul Gabriel with cattle.

Another masterpiece is the prepared head of the proven bull Sunny Boy. In the 1980s, he was the pride of the agricultural Netherlands and a world leader. Sunny Boy was born in the highly regarded 'Pietjes stable' of breeder Minne Blanksma in Schalsum. When the 'bulge' crossed the 1.2 million dose mark - a record held by an American bull - it even made it to broadcaster CNN. The American television station thought Sunny Boy's performance was special enough to make it an item for the daily news broadcast, which was broadcast in 130 countries. Later he would pass the 2 million doses. Sunny Boy is now back in his 'heitelân', back in Friesland.

There are many other remarkable objects on display, such as a turkey fertilization device, an anti-stress test device to calm piglets and unborn calves in spirits at various stages.

The NVM was forced to close in 2019. It was located in the former AI station of the Association for Artificial Insemination at Cattle 'Land van Cuijk' in Beers in Brabant. In 2021 it joined het Fries Landbouwmuseum (the Frisian Agricultural Museum), which has thus become a national leader in this field.

Contact

Address:
Frisian Agricultural Museum
Fries Landbouwmuseum Leeuwarden
Felling 6
8912 CG Leeuwarden
Plan your route

When

  • every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday until October 31st, 2021from 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Saturday and Sunday until October 31st, 2021from 13:00 to 17:00

Location

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