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Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age
masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum

jpg Rembrandt ‘Self-portrait as the Apostle Paul’ 1661 (detail)

jpg Jan Davidsz de Heem ‘Still life with flowers in a glass vase’ 1650 (detail)

jpg Johannes Vermeer ‘Woman reading a letter’ 1663 (detail)

jpg Aelbert Jansz van der Schoor ‘Vanitas still life’ c1660–65 (detail)

jpg Karel Dujardin ‘Self-portrait’ 1662 (detail)

jpg Pieter de Ring ‘Still life with golden goblet’ 1650–60 (detail)

jpg Ludolf Bakhuizen ‘Warships in a heavy storm’ c1695 (detail)

jpg Jan Steen ‘Family scene’ 1670 (detail)

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Last weeks! Don’t miss this chance to immerse yourself in outstanding works of art by the greatest Dutch painters of the 17th century.

Drawn from the Rijksmuseum, the renowned national collection of the Netherlands, this exhibition includes a rare painting by Johannes Vermeer and a room dedicated to one of the greatest minds in the history of art, Rembrandt van Rijn.

Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age presents a richly unfolding panorama of Dutch society during an era of unparalleled wealth, power and cultural confidence. In the Dutch golden age, the art of painting flourished like never before. Artists sensitively observed the beauty of the visible world, transforming it, with great skill, into vivid and compelling paintings. Their subjects ranged from intense portraits and dramatic seascapes to tranquil scenes of domestic life and careful studies of fruit and flowers.

Part of the Sydney International Art Series, bringing the world’s most outstanding exhibitions to Australia, exclusively to Sydney.

Discover the stories behind the art. Delve into Dutch golden age life and culture. Enter.
Art Gallery of NSW. Rijksmuseum. Sydney International Art Series. Strategic sponsors: NSW Government. Major sponsor: EY - building a better working world. Official airline: Singapore Airlines. Media partners: JCDecaux, The Sydney Morning Herald. Official hotel: Sofitel Hotels & Resorts Sydney Wentworth. Supported by Creative City Sydney - City of Sydney, Porter's Original Paints, Champagne Taittinger, McMilliams

Note: This display includes works that are protected under the Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Act 2013. More information

Image details: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn Self-portrait as the apostle Paul 1661, Rijksmuseum, De Bruijn-van der Leeuw Bequest, Muri, Switzerland; Jan Davidsz de Heem Still life with flowers in a glass vase 1650, Rijksmuseum, on loan from the City of Amsterdam (A van der Hoop Bequest); Johannes Vermeer Woman reading a letter c1663, Rijksmuseum, on loan from the City of Amsterdam (A van der Hoop Bequest); Aelbert Jansz van der Schoor Vanitas still life c1660–65, Rijksmuseum; Karel Dujardin Self-portrait 1662, Rijksmuseum; Pieter de Ring Still life with golden goblet 1650–60, Rijksmuseum; Ludolf Bakhuizen Warships in a heavy storm c1695, Rijksmuseum, purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt; Jan Steen Family scene 1670, Rijksmuseum, on loan from the City of Amsterdam (A van der Hoop Bequest)

Extended hours. Open until 9pm 16-18 February. Find out more

11 Nov 2017 – 18 Feb 2018

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Tickets can be used once, anytime the exhibition is open. You don’t specify a date/time when booking.

$24 adult
$21 concession
$18 member
$62 family (2 adults + up to 3 youth)
$14 youth (12-17 years)
Free for children under 12
$2 transaction fee applies online

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Also available
$39/$36/$32 multi-visit pass
$7 student (booked school groups)
Dining packages
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Kids tour
Large-print booklet

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