Rembrandt and His Time

June 24 through November 12, 2006

Above: Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch 1606-1669), Self Portrait in a Cap and Scarf with the Face Dark, 1633, Etching on paper, Gift of Mrs. Helen H. Sanford, 1967.138

The incomparable Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), widely recognized for his dramatic use of light and shadow in his paintings, was equally gifted as a printmaker.  This exhibition of nearly a dozen works on paper and two paintings, by Rembrandt and his contemporaries, honors the 400th anniversary of the Dutch Master’s birth. Installed in the intimate Jacobean Room, it includes important works from throughout Rembrandt’s career, including Self-Portrait in Cap and Scarf with the Face Dark (1633), Christ Among the Doctors (1652), and Portrait of Goldsmith Jan Lutma (1654).