All the Rembrandts in the Rijksmuseum
The year 2019 marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam celebrates this landmark with “The Year of Rembrandt”.
This year-long celebration begins with “All the Rembrandts in the Rijksmuseum” from February 15 until June 10, in which the Rijksmuseum will present, for the first time ever, all 22 paintings, 60 drawings, and more than 300 examples of Rembrandt's prints in its collection.
The Night Watch (1642) by Rembrandt
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for art-lovers
The Rijksmuseum holds the largest collection of paintings by Rembrandt, offering the most comprehensive overview of Rembrandt's painting oeuvre. All the Rembrandts is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have an unparalleled perspective on Rembrandt the artist, the man the storyteller and the innovator.
The 1634 portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit were recently acquired by the Rijksmuseum. With these additions, the collection now totals 22. The collection forms a view of the artist's whole life, the highlight arguably being the monumental Night Watch painting.
Rembrandt’s drawings are extremely fragile and are rarely displayed in public, and many of these exceptional drawings from the early period are in this collection.
The exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive programme of events, including lectures and workshops.
More details about these events will follow, so keep an eye on the Rijksmuseum website for the most up-to-date information.
Syndics of the Drapers’ Guild (1662) by Rembrandt
Visitors can also purchase the biography of Rembrandt, which was written by Jonathan Bikker, curator of research at the Rijksmuseum.
Rembrandt used a delicate and refined aesthetic in his early career and a coarser, more experimental look in his later career, which is evident in the exhibition. All the Rembrandts of the Rijksmuseum explore Rembrandt’s life through different themes, such as career milestones and the artist's surroundings.
Landscape by Rembrandt (ca. 1638)
Book your tickets
The exhibition takes place in a special wing of the Rijksmuseum called the Philipsvleugel. Book your tickets online: visitors are required to book a 30-minute time-slot to view the Rembrandt exhibition. There are also guided tours of the Rembrandt exhibition, which can be booked in advance.
Learn more about the famed painter in the article 6 things you may not have known about Rembrandt.