Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Portrait of an Elderly Man’, 1667, The National Gallery, London

Image rights: © Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague (1118)

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

Collection: Mauritshuis, The Hague, acquired with the support of the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the National Art Collections Fund, the BankGiro Loterij, the VSB Fund The Hague, the Rembrandt Association

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