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Rembrandt remains an enigma

24 January 2020

10:00 PM

24 January 2020

10:00 PM

Young Rembrandt Onno Blom

Pushkin Press, pp.277, £20

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606–69) is not only the presiding genius of the Dutch golden age of painting, but one of the greatest painters of all time. His work — as painter, draughtsman and etcher — continues to fascinate and move us like none other. He has been the subject of innumerable books, from novels to weighty volumes of art-historical analysis and argument, and even some films (remember Charles Laughton as the heavily moustachioedartist?).

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