Fans of turn-of-the-century art will revel in this spring show at the Gemeentemuseum. Some 25 pearls of the period around 1900 will be on display in the intimate setting of the Willem Cordia room. They range from Claude Monet’s Coastal landscape in Normandy to Vincent van Gogh’s Jardin de Presbytère, and from two portraits by Kees van Dongen to G.H. Breitner’s small but splendid Three Schoolgirls. Other major artists featured in the show will include J.B. Jongkind, Jan Toorop, Marc Chagall and Jan Sluijters. Three of the exhibits are now in the collection of the Van Gogh Museum. Since Bouwman feels that many artists are unjustly eclipsed by more famous contemporaries, he has also included a work by a less widely known artist – Raimundo de Madrazo Y Garetta’s Hommage à Manet: a painting that is likewise of exceptional merit.