Rembrandt’s Light, exhibition

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
4 October 2019 – 2 February 2020

Rembrandt (1606 – 1669), “Philemon and Baucis “ (1658), 55x69cm, National Gallery of Art, Washington.

This 2019 is the Year of Rembrandt, with celebrations taking place throughout Europe to mark 350 years since the artist’s death (1669). Dulwich Picture Gallery will stage London’s Rembrandt moment with an innovative exhibition that aims to refresh the way that we look at works by this incomparable Dutch Master. Along with many firsts, this show will bring the captivating painting Philemon and Baucis (National Gallery of Art, Washington) to the UK for the first time.

Rembrandt (1606 – 1669), “The Artist’s Studio” (1659), drawing, 22x24cm, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.  

Arranged thematically the exhibition will trace Rembrandt’s innovation: from evoking a meditative mood, to lighting people, to creating impact and drama. Highlights will include three of Rembrandt’s most famous images of women: A Woman Bathing in a Stream, A Woman in Bed and the Gallery’s inimitable Girl at a Window which will be displayed side-by-side for the first time. It will also include two works from Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, never displayed before in the UK. (From the museum’s website)