360 years on: Pupil’s work visits Rembrandt’s home

We’ve had a busy year with paintings from our collection going to international exhibitions. The most recent being our painting untitled: ‘A young man with a hat’ by Jacobus Levecq (1634-1675). I couriered this painting last week to Rembrandt’s House in Amsterdam.

A young man with a hat, by Jacobus Levecq

A young man with a hat, by Jacobus Levecq

Levecq was born in 1634 in Dordrecht and worked as a pupil under Rembrandt from the age of 19 in 1653. The exhibition is called ‘Rembrandt’s Late Pupils’, so our painting is very relevant to this theme. The painting was completed in 1654 and was purchased by Mrs Greville in 1927.

Museum Het Rembranthuis

Museum Het Rembranthuis

Getting involved in exhibitions worldwide is an excellent way to broaden our audience and for showing paintings in a new context, bringing together artworks from institutions around the globe.

Once the painting arrived at the museum it was unpacked from its travel case and I worked with a conservator from the museum to check the painting’s condition had not changed in transit.

Levecq's painting in its travelling case.

Levecq’s painting in its travelling case.

I’m pleased to say everything was stable and unchanged. The painting was then hung next to another work by Levecq which was on loan from Rotterdam.

Our painting (shown on left) hung in the exhibition room

Our painting (shown on left) hung in the exhibition room

Why not take a short flight to the Netherlands to see the exhibition yourself? The exhibition runs at the Museum Het Rembrandthuis from 12 February – 17 May 2015. Or you can come and see him and our other great paintings when it returns later this summer. You can view our entire collection here.

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