Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow


Reinhard van Boelens

Title: Baron van Lynden
Alias: Reinhard van Boelens van Lynden
Nationality: Dutch
Date of birth: 15 July 1827
Place of birth: Opsterland, Friesland
Date of death: 25 February 1896
Place of death: 's-Gravenhage, Netherlands
Category: collector


Reinhard Boelens, Baron van Lynden, was the son of Frans Godard Ayzo, Baron van Lynden and Cornelia Johanna Maria van Borcharen. He married Maria Catharina Pallandt (1834-1905).


Baron van Lynden was the purchaser of Arrangement in Yellow and Grey: Effie Deans y183, which he bought through E. J. van Wisselingh. After seeing Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother y101, he considered commissioning Whistler to paint a portrait, but the idea came to nothing.


Young, Andrew McLaren, Margaret F. MacDonald, Robin Spencer, and Hamish Miles, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1980 . 'Reinhard Boelens, baron van Lynden', GENI website.