Monday, July 30, 2012
Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606-1669)
The Royal Collection, London
Oil On Canvas
42 3/16 Inches By 33 9/16 Inches
One of the greatest of all Rembrandt portraits, “Agatha Bas” is another of my favorite Rembrandt works. It, too, is owned by Queen Elizabeth. The painting is generally on display in the Picture Gallery during summer openings at Buckingham Palace; I have seen it there twice.
Not one of the paintings in the Minneapolis Rembrandt exhibition was of the quality of “Agatha Bas”.