Young Rembrandt

Country: Netherlands City: Leiden
From: 03 Nov 2019

To: 09 Feb 2020

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn is one of the most famous painters from the Dutch Golden Age. In Leiden, the city where he was born, he started sketching, drawing and painting. This is where he created his first masterpieces.  Museum De Lakenhal will organize this fantastic Rembrandt exhibition in 2019 to commemorate the 350th anniversary of his death.

  • See Rembrandt’s early work.
  • A retrospective exhibition with unique works.
  • In collaboration with the Ashmolean Museum.
The Young Rembrandt retrospective

Museum De Lakenhal presents this retrospective exhibition devoted exclusively to the earliest work of Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-1669). The exhibition will include some 40 paintings, 120 etchings, and 20 drawings, united here for the very first time. Some of these pieces will return to Leiden, the city where Rembrandt was born, after almost 400 years. See how Rembrandt’s talent developed and flourished and look over the young painter’s shoulder.

In addition to works by Rembrandt, the exhibition will include works by painters like Lievens, Lastman, and Van Swanenburg.

Exceptionally talented

The Young Rembrandt exhibition shows how Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn’s exceptional talent evolved in the period from 1624 to 1634. Special loans from other collections illustrate the first ten years of his career as an artist, in which his evolution can be traced from work to work.

Collaboration with the Ashmolean

The exhibition is a collaboration with the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, one of United Kingdom’s foremost museums. After this exhibition that concludes the Rembrandt & The Golden Age theme year, the works will travel to Oxford where you will be able to admire them from 27 February to 6 June 2020.