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We saw at "Fine Art Connoisseur" website a well documented article about the " Rembrandt Year".

Updated: Jul 29, 2019

At Fine Art Connoisseur, very well documented article about the “2019 Rembrandt year”.

2019 marks the 350th Anniversary of Rembrandt van Rijn, the greatest master of the Dutch Golden Age. To celebrate this important anniversary, the Rijksmuseum will stage The Year of Rembrandt, an extraordinary year of special events and exhibitions celebrating the work of one of the world’s greatest artists.

The Rijksmuseum is currently presenting the exhibition “All the Rembrandts” (through June 10, 2019). In the autumn, the Rijksmuseum will showcase a comprehensive overview of paintings by the two great masters of the 17th century in the exhibition “Rembrandt – Velázquez” (October 11, 2019 – January 19, 2020).

As well as holding the world’s largest collection of Rembrandt paintings — including “The Night Watch,” the portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit, “The Jewish Bride” — the Rijksmuseum collection offers the world’s most comprehensive and representative overview of Rembrandt’s painting oeuvre.

Given the extreme rarity with which many of these delicate drawings and prints go on display, “All the Rembrandts” offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to glean an unparalleled perspective on Rembrandt the artist, the human, the storyteller, the innovator.

The recent acquisition of the spectacular marriage portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit means the Rijksmuseum collection of Rembrandt paintings is now the largest in the world. With its total of 22 works, from the early “Self-Portrait as a Young Man” to the later “Self-Portrait as the Apostle Paul,” the collection forms a coherent overview of his entire life. The highlight of the collection of Rembrandt’s paintings is his greatest masterpiece, “The Night Watch.”

See in Fine Art Connoisseur website complete article and documentation and PBS video.

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