Marking 350 years since Rembrandt's death, this exhibition aims to refresh the way we look at works by the incomparable Dutch Master.
The exhibition will bring together 35 international loans that focus on Rembrandt’s mastery of light and visual storytelling, concentrating on his greatest years from 1639-1658, when he lived in his ideal house at Breestraat in the heart of Amsterdam (today the Museum Het Rembrandthuis). Its striking, light-infused studio was the site for the creation of Rembrandt’s most exceptional paintings, prints and drawings including The Denial of St Peter and The Artist’s Studio.
Arranged thematically, the exhibition will trace Rembrandt’s innovation: from evoking a meditative mood, to lighting people, to creating impact and drama. Highlights will include three of Rembrandt’s most famous images of women: A Woman Bathing in a Stream, A Woman in Bed and Dulwich Picture Gallery’s inimitable Girl at a Window, which have never been displayed side-by-side before. It will also bring the captivating painting Philemon and Baucis (1658) to the UK for the first time.