Rembrandt van Rijn's reputation as one of the greatest Old Master painters is undisputed and this exhibition will give visitors a unique opportunity to experience many important paintings and drawings never seen before in Scotland.

Rembrandt was a master of portraiture but his greatest desire was to succeed as a history painter. Biblical subjects form a key element of Rembrandt's work, as in the centrepiece of the exhibition: Rembrandt's Entombment Sketch, a beautifully preserved oil painting from The Hunterian's own collection.

Rembrandt and the Passion tells the story of the Entombment Sketch and considers its purpose, both in relation to his other oil sketches and to his other works depicting the Passion. It also considers the influence of earlier and contemporary artists on the work, and compares the Sketch with a number of works by other artists, including Rubens and Lievens.

Hunterian Art Gallery

University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G12 8QQ

0141 330 4221


Opening times

Hunterian Art Gallery Tue–Sat 10am–​5pm, Sun 11am–​4pm. Mackintosh House Guided tours Tue - Fri, 10am - 12.30pm. Self guided from 1pm and at weekends. Last entry 4.15pm (3.15pm Sun).

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