Rembrandt's Late Religious Portraits

January 30 – May 1, 2005

West Building Main Floor

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    A Bearded Man in a Cap, 1657?, oil on canvas, 110.9 x 96.3 x 14.5 cm (43 11/16 x 37 15/16 x 5 11/16 in.), The National Gallery, London

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    The Apostle Paul, 1657, oil on canvas, 131.5 x 104.4 cm (51 3/4 x 41 1/8), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Widener Collection, 1942.9.59

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    The Apostle Bartholomew, 1657, oil on canvas, 122.7 x 99.7 cm (48 5/16 x 39 1/4 in.), The Putnam Foundation, Timken Museum of Art, San Diego

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    An Elderly Man as the Apostle Paul, 1659?, oil on canvas, 102 x 85.5 cm (40 3/16 x 33 11/16 in.), The National Gallery, London

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    Hendrickje Stoffels (as the Sorrowing Virgin?), 1660, oil on canvas, 78.4 x 68.9 cm (30 7/8 x 27 1/8 in.), Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Archer M. Huntington, in memory of his father, Collis Potter Huntington

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    The Resurrected Christ, 1661, oil on canvas, 78.5 x 63 cm (30 7/8 x 24 13/16 in.), Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Alte Pinakothek, Munich

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    The Evangelist Matthew and the Angel, 1661, oil on canvas, 96 x 81 cm (37 13/16 x 31 7/8 in.), Musée du Louvre, Paris

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    The Apostle Bartholomew, 1661, oil on canvas, 86.7 x 75.6 cm (34 1/8 x 29 3/4 in), The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

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    The Apostle James the Major, 1661, oil on canvas, 94 x 79.6 cm (37 x 31 5/16 in), Private collection

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    The Apostle Simon, 1661, oil on canvas, 98.3 x 79 cm (38 11/16 x 31 1/8 in.), Kunsthaus Zürich

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    Self-Portrait as the Apostle Paul, 1661, oil on canvas, 91 x 77 cm (35 13/16 x 30 5/16 in.), Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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    School of Rembrandt van Rijn, 1661, oil on canvas, 128.27 x 113.03 x 14.61 cm (37 1/2 x 32 1/2 in.), Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Jules Bache Collection, 1949

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    Man in a Red Cap (An Evangelist?), 1660, oil on canvas, 102 x 80 cm (40 3/16x 31 1/2 in.), Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

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    The Virgin of Sorrows, 1661, oil on canvas, 105.6 x 81.1 cm (41 9/16 x 31 15/16 in.), Musée Départemental d'Art Ancien et Contemporain, Épinal

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    Christ, c. 1657-1661, oil on canvas, 134.62 x 116.21 cm (43 x 35 1/2 in.), The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York

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    Monk (Saint Francis?) Reading, 1661, oil on canvas, 82 x 66 cm (32 5/16 x 26 in.), Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Linder Collection, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki

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    Saint Bavo, c.1662-1665, oil on canvas, 138 x 119 x 10 cm (38 3/4 x 31 1/8 in.), Göteborgs konstmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: 17 half-length portraits of religious figures painted by Rembrandt van Rijn late in life were brought together for the first time from private and public collections in the United States and Europe. Scholars had long wondered whether the paintings, roughly similar in size and composition, formed part of a series.

The Camerata Trajectina presented special family concerts of 17th-century Dutch music on January 30 and February 6 in the West Building Lecture Hall in conjunction with the exhibition.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in association with the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., curator of northern baroque painting at the National Gallery, was the curator.

Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Saunders III supported the exhibition in Washington. The exhibition received an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Image: Rembrandt van Rijn, The Apostle Paul, c. 1657, oil on canvas, Widener Collection, 1942.9.59

Attendance: 266,986

Catalog: Rembrandt's Late Religious Portraits, by Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. et al. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, in association with the University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Brochure: Rembrandt. NGAkids Inside Scoop. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2005.

Other Venues:
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, June 7–August 28, 2005