St Cross Fellow and Curator of Northern European Art at the Ashmolean Museum, An Van Camp, will be curating a new exhibition entitled ‘Rembrandt in Print’, to be displayed from 1 June to 15 September 2019 at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight, part of National Museums Liverpool.
‘Rembrandt in Print’ will comprise 50 prints from the Ashmolean Museum, displayed together for the first time. The exhibition will mark 350 years since Rembrandt’s death in 1669, with 2019 being celebrated as the year of Rembrandt. Known as the greatest painter of the Dutch Golden age, he was one of the most experimental printmakers of the 17th century, depicting a wide range of subjects including self-portraits, landscapes, biblical stories and nude studies.
“This is a truly extraordinary occasion because the Ashmolean has an extraordinary, world-class collection of Rembrandt prints and we’ve selected the best of the best impressions in our collections, which will now be available to be seen at the Lady Lever Gallery”. - An Van Camp
An Van Camp’s research focuses on art made in the modern-day regions of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Since she joined the Ashmolean in 2015, she has curated a display of Rembrandt’s earliest known paintings and recently redeveloped the Dutch Gallery at the Ashmolean into the Dutch and Flemish Gallery.
As 2019 is the year of Rembrandt, special exhibitions and presentations are being held around the world to celebrate his work. These include ‘Rembrandt-Velazquez’ at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, ‘In the Age of Rembrandt’ at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada and ‘Rembrandt: Thinking on Paper’ at the British Museum, London. A full list of global exhibitions and events can be found here.
You can find more information about the upcoming exhibition at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, ‘Rembrandt in Print’, here.
By Rachael Lindsay
23 May 2019