Rembrandt and Steen: Loans from the Leiden Gallery

August 13, 2014 - August 2015
[remastered] galleries

A very early work by Rembrandt, from a series of allegories of the five senses, is on view in the [remastered] galleries, on loan from one of the greatest private collections of Dutch Golden Age paintings in the world. While certainly the work of a young artist, yet to find his mature voice, this small painting nonetheless reveal many of the distinctive hallmarks of Rembrandt. A luxurious painting of Antony and Cleopatra by Jan Steen from the same collection has been installed in the same space.

Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch, 1606-1669, The Three Musicians, about 1624, Oil on panel, The Leiden Collection, New York

Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch, 1606-1669, The Stone Operation, about 1624, Oil on panel, The Leiden Collection, New York

Jan Havicksz. Steen, The Banquet of Anthony and Cleopatra

Jan Steen, 1625-1679, The Banquet of Anthony and Cleopatra, about 1675, Oil on canvas

Video: Preserving Anthony van Dyck's Portrait of a Man


Jon Seydl, director of curatorial affairs and curator of European art, shares insights on two early works by the Dutch master. Filmed by WGBH Forum Network at the Thursday, April 16, 2015 Master Series event.

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