MasterpiecesIn 2019, it is 350 years ago that one of our most famous painters, Rembrandt van Rijn, passed away. This is why his paintings and those of his contemporaries are a national theme for a year. As one of the most important exhibits in light of this anniversary, the Mauritshuis displays a collection of world-famous paintings by Dutch and Flemish masters from the Golden Age, including the sixteen Rembrandts owned by the museum.
The exhibition Rembrandt and the Mauritshuis includes eighteen paintings that are or have been attributed to Rembrandt. Among those are masterpieces such as The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp, but also paintings that are no longer considered to be by
Rembrandt and are rarely – if ever – on display. All of these works together show the shifting perception of Rembrandt throughout the centuries.