Presented by the National Galleries of Scotland at the Royal Scottish Academy, Rembrandt: Britain’s Discovery of the Master is an exclusive new exhibition showcasing major works by the legendary Dutch master alongside those of the many artists he inspired, such as William Hogarth, Joshua Reynolds, Henry Raeburn, John Bellany and Frank Auerbach.
From around 1630, ‘Rembrandt mania’ gripped British collectors and art lovers. Revealing how the taste for his work evolved here over the past 400 years, the show’s highlights include key paintings by Rembrandt drawn from international collections, such as ‘Belshazzar’s Feast’ from the National Gallery in London, ‘Girl at the Window’ from Dulwich Picture Gallery and ‘The Mill’ from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Other fine examples include ‘Self-Portrait, aged 51’ and ‘Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’, Rembrandt’s first painting to leave Holland and the first to enter a British collection when it was presented to Charles I in the early 1630s. Alongside 16 key works in oil is an extensive selection of fine drawings and prints.
Image: Frank Auerbach, Head of E.O.W. IV (detail).