05/10/2019 03/11/2019

Remembering Rembrandt

Originally painted in 1641, it came to Poland in 1771 when King Stanisław August Poniatowski bought it as a pair with ‘The Scholar at the Lectern’. Kalbar/TFN

The Royal Castle in Warsaw joins the international celebration of Rembrandt Year with 36 original works by the Dutch master.

2019 was proclaimed the Year of Rembrandt to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt van Rijn (1609–1669), one of the greatest and most recognizable artists of all time. The brilliant painter, draftsman and engraver became a symbol of the flourishing Dutch art of the seventeenth century, called the Golden Age.

To mark the occasion, many museums around the world have organised numerous exhibitions and cultural projects to present the master's works to a wider audience.

On October 4, the 350th anniversary of the artist's death, the Royal Castle in Warsaw will open the 36 x Rembrandt exhibition. Two of the three Rembrandt paintings from the Castle collection – “the Girl in the Picture Frame” and the “The Scholar at the Lectern” - will be presented on it.

They will be accompanied by Rembrandt's original drawings and graphics from Polish collections, creating together a group of 36 original works of the great Dutchman.

The works present women, old people, scholars as well as Rembrandt's self-portraits and images of people from his surroundings. In addition to being able to learn about the different techniques that Rembrandt created, the exposed selection of engravings and drawings creates an interesting context for castle paintings, situating them in the broader perspective of the artist's work.

The exhibition runs from October 5 to November 3, 2019.

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m – 8 p.m.

Tickets: https://bilety.zamek-krolewski.pl/index.html?idw=73&date=2019-10-05