Rembrandt (1606-1669), Clement de Jonghe, 1651, eau-forte, pointe sèche et burin, 208 × 161,5 mm, Cabinet cantonal des estampes, Fonds des estampes du Professeur Pierre Decker, Musée Jenisch Vevey © Photo Julien Gremaud
Dürer and Rembrandt. The Pierre Decker Collection
19 February to 31 May 2021
A doctor and collector, Pierre Decker (1892–1967) dedicates his life to the practice of medicine and to his passion for two of the greatest printmakers in Western art: Dürer and Rembrandt.
To mark the publication of a major work devoted to this eminent professor and surgeon from Lausanne, the cantonal prints collection is offering an opportunity to rediscover this prestigious ensemble. The exhibition reveals the vision of a collector with a particular eye for beauty.
Bequeathed to Lausanne University’s Faculty of Medicine in 1967, the Pierre Decker holdings have been deposited with the cantonal prints collection since 1988.