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This is the first exhibition in the UK to explore the early years of the career of the most famous of all Dutch artists, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669).

Beginning with his earliest known paintings, prints and drawings, made in his native Leiden in the mid-1620s, and ending at the moment he rockets to stardom in Amsterdam in the mid 1630s, this exhibition will chart an astonishing transformation.

On display will be the largest collection of works devoted to the young Rembrandt to date, including 34 paintings by Rembrandt, 10 by his most important contemporaries, and a further 90 drawings and prints from international and private collections.

It will also feature the newly discovered Let the Little Children Come to Me (1627-8), on display for the first time in public.

This exhibition is also available online. Starting with a video introduction to the show by curator An Van Camp, the virtual tour takes the viewer through the different sections that follow Rembrandt’s story. The Museum has also made available a series of creative activities inspired by Rembrandt and designed by artist Dionne Freeman.

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