The first major exhibition of Dutch masters in Sydney, “Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum”, comprises 78 exceptional works of art from the renowned Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The exhibition presents a richly unfolding panorama of Dutch art and life during the 17th century—an era of unparalleled wealth, power and cultural confidence. Alongside masterpieces by Rembrandt and Vermeer are outstanding paintings by Jacob van Ruisdael, regarded as the greatest landscapist of the Golden Age, and Jan Davidsz de Heem, renowned for his dynamic, colourful compositions of flowers.
From 11 November, Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney. 9225 1700. artgallery.nsw.gov.au
Johannes Vermeer, “Woman reading a Letter”, 1663, oil on canvas, 46.5 x 39 cm, Rijksmuseum, on loan from the City of Amsterdam (A. van der Hoop Bequest). From the exhibition “Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum” at the Art Gallery of NSW.