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“Awkward, Helpless Fellow”

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For weeks Director of the Manhattan Museum of Art toured the Netherlands, arranging to borrow Van Gogh’s pictures for a coming exhibit. Includes a short overview of Van Gogh’s life.

Almost too excited to speak last week was Director Alfred H. Barr of Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art. Ever since the founding of the Modern Museum six years ago and its liberal priming with Rockefeller funds, its loan exhibitions have been of more & more artistic significance. Last week perspiring…

“I Will Maintain!”

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To fight the depression the Dutch apply the determining motto of the Royal House, “Je Maintiendrai” (“I will maintain!”). It reports on the political and economic situation in the Netherlands.

Queen Wilhelmina on the cover of TIME magazine in 1935Disgruntled Dutchmen settled down grimly last week to face the gravest crisis in the 45-year reign of their beloved Queen Wilhelmina.

Though Her Majesty has been called “middle class,” the fact is that the Royal House of Orange is on top of the Netherlands to a degree not achieved by… View large cover

 

“Grave Times”

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Colijn’s cabinet resigned. Catholic Aalberse told Protestant Wilhelmina the next day that he could not get a majority in Parliament. Gratified, the Queen again named Colijn her Premier.

Wilhelmina, who has reigned longer than any other living king or queen (45 years), let it be known that she said, “These are grave times,” when receiving last week her great and favorite Premier, beak-nosed Hendrikus Colijn, bald battler these many years to keep the guilder on gold.

Dr. Colijn had…

Amsterdam’s Rembrandt

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Last week in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, went on view more indisputable Rembrandt pictures than have ever been seen before in one place.

The great Dutchman, Rembrandt, lived in Amsterdam most of his life, put into his greatest pictures the faces of Amsterdam’s burghers, surgeons, soldiers. Last week in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, went on view more indisputable Rembrandt pictures than have ever been seen before in one place. Included…

N. S. B.

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Premier Colijn saw his coalition was still rocksteady with a 58% majority in the latest provincial elections, but other Dutch parties had lost to Mussert some 8% of the vote.

The living Sphinx of the Netherlands, crop-haired, eagle-beaked Premier Hendrik Colijn has brought Her Majesty’s Government unscathed through Communist brickbat assaults and the worst of Depression only to face last week the “Dutch Nazis.” For stanch old Dr. Colijn it was exquisitely embarrassing to have to explain to his strong-minded…

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