November 11, 2019. Read story from University Affairs at Queen’s University.
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It’s been 350 years since Rembrandt van Rijn’s death and institutions like the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University are marking the occasion with exhibitions detailing the prolific Dutch artist’s work.
The Agnes’ exhibition, Leiden circa 1630: Rembrandt Emerges, focuses on the artist’s early years and the works of his peers and students in his home city Leiden, Netherlands. Jacquelyn N. Coutré, formerly the Bader curator and researcher of European Art at the Agnes, curated the exhibition, which holds four authenticated paintings by Rembrandt, the largest number of works by the artist in a public Canadian collection. “Rembrandt and his circle are the jewel of the historical European collection at the Agnes, so we thought this [year] was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate that fact.”
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