Sint-Nicolaas op bezoek:

St. Nicholas Visits ~ Museum Catharijneconvent

Here is just a glimpse of the spectacular exhibit at Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht, the Netherlands, October 2, 2009 until January 3, 2010. Every aspect of St. Nicholas’ devotion celebration was shown—from frivolous to sublime. Classic traditional Christian icons, paintings and statues to children’s drawings, costumes, books, toys, and food, were all included. With something for everyone, visitors would come away with a deepened understanding of Saint Nicholas, or Sinterklaas, as popularly known in the Netherlands.

Sinterklaas on horse with children
De Goede Sint, Rie Cramer, 1929
St. Nicholas Center Collection

St. Nicholas Legends

Nicholas stopping executioner
Saving innocents
Image: Museum Catharijneconvent Utrecht
Sisters finding gold
Giving dowry gold
Gentile de Fabriano, the Vatican
Image: Museum Catharijneconvent Utrecht
Nicholas with sailors in boat
Calming the sea
Image: Museum Catharijneconvent Utrecht

Religious images

Saint Nicholas, pray for us
Photo: J Rosenthal
Altarpiece
Image: Museum Catharijneconvent Utrecht
Photo: J Rosenthal
Statue: H. Nicolaas by Gerwen Lemmens, Valkenswaard
Image: Museum Catharijneconvent Utrecht
Display Cases
Costumes
Photo: J Rosenthal
Sint, Piet and horse
Photo: J Rosenthal

Books & prints

S. Nicolaas of Coopmans Gildeboek
Photo: J Rosenthal
Open book with illustration
from Sint Nikolaas en zijn knecht, Jan Schenckman,
ca 1850
Collection of Wim Theunissen
Image: Museum Catharijneconvent Utrecht
Mounted prints
Photo: J Rosenthal

And more

Sint with horse
Catharijne magazine, note Sint’s “work miter”
Image: Museum Catharijneconvent Utrecht
Sint and horse
Image: Museum Catharijneconvent Utrecht
Children in costume
One of the children’s activities
Image: Museum Catharijneconvent Utrecht

Link

More about the exhibit

From Sint-Nicolaas op bezoek, Museum Catharijneconvent Utrecht, the Netherlands. Permission pending.

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