Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands today:
The Mauritshuis museum in The Hague at the TEFAF art fair in Maastricht bought a painting by the 17th century painter Roelant Savery. Still Life of Vase with Flowers in a Stone Alcove (from 1615) has cost 6.5 million euros.
According to the director of the museum before the TEFAF it was already known that the painting would be offered for sale. By acting quickly two other buyers were trumped says the museum. “We are very pleased that we were able to buy the rare painting.” …
The painting came from a private collection and had for a long time not been seen in public.
The Roelant Savery painting will hang at the end of this month, just before Easter, in the Mauritshuis.