Rembrandt and Children at The British Museum

May 24 2024

Image of Rembrandt and Children at The British Museum

Picture: The British Museum

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The British Museum have recently opened a small exhibition dedicated to the subject of Rembrandt and Children. The display is focused around their recent acquisition of a Rembrandt drawing showing a sleeping baby.

According to the museum's website:

Children appear in many guises in Dutch and Flemish art: studies for formal portraits, with examples by Anthony van Dyck, tender domestic scenes, best represented by Rembrandt and his pupils, and in playful depictions of daily life, such as Adriaen van Ostade's interiors populated by children, who play, sleep, cry and perform domestic duties. In this context, the drawings of children by Rembrandt and his circle appear seemingly timeless – observed from life, not embellished or idealised, they connect with us, almost 400 years later.

The show will run until 6th October 2024.

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