R. H. Quaytman’s exhibition at the Secession will present a new chapter made for exhibition at the Secession in the fall of 2017: Chapter 31’s point of departure will be two paintings by the Flemish artist Otto van Veen (1556–1629) in the collections of Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum. Quaytman will support the restoration of Otto van Veen, Amazons and Scythians (The Creation of the Sauromats) and The Persian Women through the donation of a sponsorship. The artist became curious when told about the painting languishing in the museum’s storage for decades and was fascinated right away by the unusual compositions. The KHM will lend Brave Women: The Persian Women to be transferred to the Secession as part of the exhibition. The picture illustrates an anecdote in Plutarch, showing soldiers of the Persian army meeting their wives, mothers and daughters as they try to retreat from battle behind the city’s walls.