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Rembrandt In Southern California Exhibition Guide

Rembrandt In Southern California Exhibition Guide

The J. Paul Getty Museum

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.

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In Focus: Rembrandt at the Norton Simon Museum

In Focus: Rembrandt at the Norton Simon Museum

Norton Simon Museum

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.

Portrait of a Boy, about 1655–60. Oil on canvas, 25 1/2 x 22 1/2 in. (64.8 x 55.9 cm). The Norton Simon Foundation, Pasadena, F.1965.2.P

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Timken Collection Catalog

Timken Collection Catalog

Timken Museum of Art

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.

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Allegory of the Sense of Smell

Rembrandt at 18

The J. Paul Getty Museum

A rediscovered Rembrandt painting, Unconscious Patient (Allegory of the Sense of Smell) (now in the Leiden Collection), reveals the artist in the process of becoming himself early in his career.

Allegory of the Sense of Smell (detail), about 1624–25, Rembrandt van Rijn. Oil on panel, 8 1/2 × 7 in.; entire panel (with later additions), 12 1/2 × 10 in. Image courtesy of The Leiden Collection, New York. All rights reserved

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An Old Man in Military Costume (The J. Paul Getty Museum)

A Hidden Rembrandt Has Been Digitally Reconstructed in Color

The J. Paul Getty Museum

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.

An Old Man in Military Costume, about 1630–31. Oil on panel, 25 7/8 x 20 3/8 in. (65.7 x 51.8 cm). The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 78.PB.246

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Rembrandt Laughing (The J. Paul Getty Museum)

Laughing Out Loud! Rembrandt Self-Portrait Now on View at the Getty

The J. Paul Getty Museum

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.

Rembrandt Laughing, about 1628. Oil on copper, 8 ¾ in. x 6 ¾ in. (22.2 x 17.1 cm). The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2013.60

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Rembrandt In Southern California Publication

Rembrandt in Southern California

The J. Paul Getty Museum

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.

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