About the show:
The first survey in more than 50 years devoted to the "Golden Age" of Dutch Baroque portraiture, Dutch Portraits: The Age of Rembrandt and Frans Hals is comprised of some 60 key paintings borrowed from European and U.S. lenders. At least eight works apiece from Rembrandt and Hals are prominently present, supplemented with one or more canvases from an additional 25 master artists. Together, these amply illustrate the rise of the Dutch merchant class in the seventeenth-century and demonstrate its eagerness to record newly-found prosperity by commissioning an unprecedented number of portraits.
The National Gallery, London: June 27-September 16, 2007
Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis: October 13, 2007-January 13, 2008