A printable guide to Rembrandt in Southern California, a virtual exhibition of paintings by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669) on view in Southern California museums. This collaborative presentation offers a unique guide to exploring these significant holdings and provides information, suggested connections, and points of comparison for each work.
Norton Simon’s wide-ranging tastes and discerning attention to quality are evident in the museum’s Old Master galleries, where the art of 17th-century Holland is represented with particular strength. Among the Dutch artists whose work Mr. Simon acquired—including Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Frans Hals and Jacob van Ruisdael—Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669), the greatest Dutch painter-printmaker of the Golden Age, was his favorite. Three major examples of Rembrandt’s work in this genre anchor the collection at the Norton Simon Museum today.
The catalogue of the Putnam Collection, housed at the Timken Museum of Art explores this exclusive collection’s fine Old Masters from the French, Italian, Dutch and Flemish schools, Russian Icons, and an impressive collection of early American artists.
Using a technique known as macro-X-ray fluorescence scanning, researchers at the Getty in collaboration with experts in the Netherlands at the University of Antwerp and the Delft University of Technology uncover a detailed view of the mysterious figure that lies beneath a Rembrandt masterpiece.
Rembrandt Laughing, the Dutch master’s engaging early self-portrait, is about the size of a novel, but it commands the room among much larger—and more serious—compositions, and is one of only two self-portraits in which he portrayed himself smiling.
This fully illustrated volume was created to accompany the first iteration of this website (in 2008) and presents the fourteen stunning Rembrandt paintings held in five Southern California museums along with biographical information about Rembrandt and discussion on when and how so many important works entered Southern California collections—the third-largest assemblage of Rembrandt paintings in the United States.