Rembrandt in Hermitage Amsterdam
Starting Wednesday, May 16, the recently identified Rembrandt painting Portrait of a Young Gentleman is on show in the Hermitage Amsterdam. Until Friday, June 15, the masterpiece will temporarily have its spot in a separate hall in in the Amstel wing.
The painting of an unknown young gentleman dates from around 1634 and may be part of a large double portrait. It is the first unknown painting by the Dutch master to turn up in 44 years. art dealer and historian Jan Six bought the work, undated and unsigned, 18 months ago at an auction at Christie’s in London.
From 16 to 27 May, viewing of the artwork is included in an admission ticket for the exhibition Dutch Masters from the Hermitage and the all-in ticket, with special evening openings until 10 pm. From 28 May to 15 June a separate ticket is available for € 5, free for MuseumCard holders.
Book: Jan Six, Rembrandt’s Portrait of a Young Gentleman.
Today, Rembrandt’s Portrait of a Young Gentleman by Jan Six is published. In the book, Six takes the reader along in his exciting discovery that led to the attribution of this masterpiece. In a compelling and erudite manner Six shows the Portrait of a young Gentleman through the eye of his discoverer.
The book is also available in the museum shop of Hermitage Amsterdam in Dutch and English. Prometheus, 144 pages, €19,90.