The Bader Collection
About the Collection

The Bader Collection is the strongest holding of Old Masters in any Canadian university art gallery, and the most comprehensive collection of authenticated paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn and his circle in any institution within Canada. Comprised of over 500 paintings, sculptures and works on paper that span the fourteenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries, the collection contributes fundamentally to the study and enjoyment of early modern European art in Canada and abroad.

A result of the highly discerning eye of Dr Alfred Bader (1924-2018), The Bader Collection has brought international stature and renown to Agnes’s collections.

Ciro Ferri, Joseph Turning Away from Potiphar’s Wife, around 1675, oil on canvas. Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 1973 (16-031). Photo: Bernard Clark

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