Thursday, June 4, 2015

Rembrandt from Amsterdam and Jerusalem: A meeting of two masterpieces at the Israel Museum

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Rembrandt van Rijn, Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem, 1630. Oil on panel, 58 x 46 cm. Rijksmuseum.
ISRAEL---Two Rembrandt masterpieces painted in 1630 and 1631—"The Prophet Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem," which is on special loan from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, for the Museum's 50th anniversary, and St. Peter in Prison (St. Peter Kneeling), 1631, from the Israel Museum—are displayed side by side in the new exhibition. The exhibition includes examples of Rembrandt's prints on Biblical and New Testament themes and oils by his teacher Peter Lastman, as well as works by students that followed in his important path. [link]

Rembrandt van Rijn, St. Peter in Prison (St. Peter Kneeling), 1631. Oil on panel. Gift of Judy and Michael Steinhardt, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum.