Rembrandt, Self Portrait at the Age of 63 Exhibition

Saturday 19th March 2016 to Sunday 15th May 2016 - This event has finished

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Time: Mon - Sat: 10:30am to 5:00pm
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Venue: Abbot Hall Art Gallery
Town: Kendal
County: Cumbria
Postcode: LA9 5AL
Venue Telephone: 01539 722464
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Abbot Hall presents Rembrandt, Self Portrait at the Age of 63, which was painted in the final year of the artist's life, as well as works from the art gallery' s own collection focusing upon portraiture. Rembrandt’s magnificent work will be on display as part of the National Gallery's Masterpiece Tour, and was painted in the final year of his life. Rembrandt painted more self portraits than any other artist of the 17th century and in this picture, wears a deep red coat and a beret, his hands clasped before him. The viewer is confronted by his steady gaze. Rembrandt painted and etched self portraits throughout his life, but those executed in his final years, in which he presents himself in a reflective mood, are among the most poignant and challenging.

Abbot Hall will also exhibit portraits of Lady Anne Clifford who was alive at the same time as Rembrandt and also the monumental The Great Picture Triptych painted in 1646, featuring Lady Anne’s family history and accomplishments.

Rembrand Self Portrait

Adult admission Joint Gallery & Museum £9, free entry for students & children under 16

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