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Walkabout at the “Rembrandt in South Africa” exhibition

On Wednesday 18 March, a group of SASA members met at the Old Townhouse on Greenmarket square for a guided tour of the exhibition of Rembrandt’s etchings.

We were very privileged to have had Hayden Proud share his vast knowledge on the subject with us, as he talked us through the exhibition.

Hayden is the “Senior Curator of Historical Painting and Sculpture” at Iziko National Gallery and we thank him for taking the time to show us around the largest exhibition of Rembrandt’s work ever to be held in this country, borrowed from various private and public South African collections.

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It was fascinating to see Rembrandt’s beautiful, fine line work at such close proximity and to be able to compare his work to that of his students and followers.

The exhibition, and the beautiful building in which it is housed, is well worth a second visit.

 

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