Friday, May 27, 2016

Rembrandt’s First Masterwork on Display at the Morgan Library

By Randy Kennedy
Rembrandt’s “Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver.” Credit Rembrandt van Rijn, via The National Gallery, London
NEW YORK---The Dutch diplomat and poet Constantijn Huygens, referring to a small painting by a 23-year-old upstart named Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, wrote, “Compare this with all Italy, indeed, with everything beautiful and admirable that has been preserved from the earliest antiquity.” But on Friday, June 3, “Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver” goes on view at the Morgan Library & Museum, the first time it has been shown in the United States, along with works from the Morgan’s own collection that help chart the development of the style that came to define the Baroque. [link]

The Morgan Library & Museum: "Rembrandt’s First Masterpiece” (June 2 - Sept. 18, 2016); 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY; (212)685-0008;