Frits Lugt
(1884-1970)

Died aged 86

Frederik Johannes "Frits" Lugt (Amsterdam 4 May 1884 – 15 July 1970 Paris), was a self-taught collector and connoisseur of Dutch drawings and prints and a selfless and tireless compiler of essential reference tools documenting Northern European prints and drawings, collectors' stamps and sale catalogues. An authority on Rembrandt's drawings, he collected all of the known etchings made by Rembrandt during his career.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

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Het Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische en Ikonografische Documentatie heeft zijn ontstaan te danken aan het legaat van dr. C. Hofstede de Groot (1930) en aan de schenkingen van jhr. Mr Dr E. A. Van Beresteyn en Frits Lugt

English translation: The Netherlands Institute for Art History and Iconographic Documentation owes its existence to the legacy of Dr. C. Hofstede de Groot (1930) and to the donations of Mr. E.A. Van Beresteyn and Frits Lugt

Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5, Den Haag, Netherlands where they donated