Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘A Man in Armour (Alexander the Great?)’, 1655, The National Gallery, London

Rembrandt: The Late Works, The National Gallery, London. Oct. 15th, 2014 – Jan. 18th, 2015.

Collection: Glasgow Life (Glasgow Museums) on behalf of Glasgow City Council. Bequeathed by Jane Graham Gilbert, 1877

About Rembrandt van Rijn

A prolific painter, draftsman, and etcher, Rembrandt van Rijn is considered the greatest artist of Holland's Golden Age. He worked from direct observation, and despite the evolution of his style over the course of his career, Rembrandt’s compelling descriptions of light, space, atmosphere, modeling, texture, and human affect are the result of intense perceptual study. A prominent portraitist, Rembrandt is most famous for The Night Watch (1642), a monumental painting of militia guards that features Rembrandt’s distinctive use of chiaroscuro.

Dutch, 1606-1669, Leiden, Netherlands, based in Amsterdam and Leiden, Holland