Fritz Mayer van den Bergh made art collecting his lifes passion, and the Museum Mayer van den Bergh is made up solely of the works he gathered during his short life (1858-1901). Upon his death, his mother arranged for a museum to be built which would house the collection he had amassed.
Mayer van den Bergh specialized in Flemish artists of the 15th-18th centuries. (The museum architecture is faithfully rendered in the style of the 16th century in tribute to his passions). He was one of the earliest modern champions of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and one of the Museums prized possesions is Mad Meg, a previously unknown Bruegel bought for a song at an auction, then identified years later.
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