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Upcoming exhibitions

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Rembrandt, Self-Portrait, 1669, Mauritshuis, The Hague

Rembrandt and the Mauritshuis

31 January - 15 September 2019 - The Mauritshuis has one of the most renowned and important collections of paintings by Rembrandt in the world. The museum will exhibit all of the eighteen paintings in the collection that are or have been attributed to Rembrandt. Among those are masterpieces such as The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp and Rembrandt’s late self-portrait, but also other paintings that are no longer considered to be by Rembrandt and are rarely – if ever – on display. All of these works together show the shifting perception of Rembrandt throughout the centuries.

Jan de Baen, Portrait of Johan Maurits (1604-1679), Count of Nassau-Siegen, Founder of the Mauritshuis, c.1668-1670

Shifting Image
In search of Johan Maurits

4 April-7 July 2019 – The Mauritshuis will be organising an exhibition about different images and perceptions of the museum’s name-giver, Johan Maurits of Nassau-Siegen (1604-1679). The exhibition will present a variety of perspectives on Johan Maurits, from his reputation as the governor of Dutch Brazil in the 17th century to contemporary interpretations of his life and work. The Mauritshuis invites visitors to the exhibition to form and share their viewpoints. The museum is currently developing the concept for the exhibition, which will open on 4 April 2019. Further information.


Nicolaes Maes, The Old Lacemaker, c. 1655, Mauritshuis, The Hague

Nicolaes Maes (working title)

17 October 2019 - 19 January 2020 - The Mauritshuis presents an exhibition on Nicolaes Maes, one of Rembrandt’s most talented pupils, in the autumn of 2019. This is the first retrospective exhibition of this painter from Dordrecht. Maes started his career painting biblical representations, which clearly show his master´s influence. In subsequent years he painted intimate domestic scenes, which usually focussed on women engaged in household chores. Beginning in the 1660s, Maes developed an elegant style of portraiture that was popular with his clients in Dordrecht and Amsterdam. Featuring over thirty paintings the exhibition shows all aspects of Maes’s varied oeuvre.

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