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Rembrandt van Rijn
Young Woman with Earrings
Oil on panel

39.5 x 32.5 cm
Holland, 1657

The State Hermitage Museum

Excerpt from The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg:

The Rembrandt Room

In Leo von Klenze’s project this room in the New Hermitage was allotted to the French and Flemish schools of painting. That explains the inclusion in the decoration of the vault of medallions bearing portraits of outstanding artists from those countries. The room contains a unique collection of paintings by Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669). The Hermitages Rembrandt collection includes 23 works, representing both the artist’s early and late periods (among them Flora, The Descent from the Cross, The Sacrifice of Abraham, Danaë, David and Jonathan, The Holy Family, Portrait of an Old Man in Red and The Return of the Prodigal Son).

Pictured: Young Woman with Earrings, Holland 1657


Rembrandt [Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn], Dutch, (1606–1669)
b. July 15, 1606, Leiden
d. 1669
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