Plein 29, 2511 CS Den Haag, Netherlands
Hosted By: Mauritshuis
Feb 05, 2019 at 9:00 am to Sep 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm
The Mauritshuis has one of the most renowned and important collections of paintings by Rembrandt in the world. From 31 January till 15 September 2019, The museum will exhibit all of the eighteen paintings in the collection that are or have been attributed to Rembrandt. Among those are masterpieces such as The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp and Rembrandt’s late self-portrait, but also other paintings that are no longer considered to be by Rembrandt and are rarely – if ever – on display.
Each painting is accompanied by fascinating stories about how it entered the the museum’s collection. Who discovered the painting? Was it acquired or donated? How did people view it over the centuries? How was it researched? Why did some works fall off their ‘Rembrandt pedestal’ at some point? Visitors will be encouraged to look closely and compare. Can you actually tell the difference between a ‘Rembrandt’ and a ‘non-Rembrandt’? And what’s the story with the two portraits whose authenticity has been cast in doubt? Eighteen paintings, 350 years of fascinating (art)history.
Photo Credit: Rembrandt van Rijn, Zelfportret 840, 1669, Courtesy Mauritshuis