Belshazzar’s Feast, c.1635 by Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) National Gallery, London. Bought with a contribution from The Art Fund, 1964

Opening Talk: Rembrandt | Britain's Discovery of the Master

  • Adults | Lecture or talk
  • Scottish National Gallery
  • Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
  • Friday 6 July, 12:45-1:30pm
  • Free but ticketed

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606–1669), who spent his entire career as a painter, draughtsman and printmaker in the Dutch Republic, enjoyed considerable fame beyond his home country and throughout Europe during his lifetime and has continued to ever since. In recent decades, his imagery has become ubiquitous, making him a global brand like few other artists in history. Tico Seifert, curator of Rembrandt | Britain’s Discovery of the Master will introduce the exceptionally rich story of Rembrandt’s art in Britain, and of how it inspired collectors, artists and writers from about 1630 until the present day.

This talk will be live captioned for deaf and hard of hearing visitors.