Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Rijksmuseum Hosts Lucas Van Leyden's Masterpiece "The Last Judgement "

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Lucas van Leyden, The Last Judgement (1526-27). Collection Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden. Photo: Olivier Middendorp.
NETHERLANDS---For the coming two years the Rijksmuseum’s Gallery of Honour is hosting 'The Last Judgement' (1526-27), the sixteenth-century work of genius by Lucas van Leyden. Over the last 450 years the altarpiece has left Leiden for brief periods only twice, which makes its temporary relocation to Amsterdam a historic event. The triptych is without doubt the jewel in the crown of Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden, which is scheduled to close its doors this autumn for a large-scale renovation and extension project. 'The Last Judgement' is on show in the Rijksmuseum’s Gallery of Honour from 23 August. [link]
Lucas van Leyden, The Last Judgement (1526-27). Collection Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden. Photo: Olivier Middendorp.