Monday, July 30, 2012

Agatha Bas


Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606-1669)
Agatha Bas
1741
The Royal Collection, London

Oil On Canvas
42 3/16 Inches By 33 9/16 Inches

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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”.

1 comment:

  1. Finally! I have had a print of this wonderful painting for years, and could never find out the title or anything about it..
    Now I have the title, but who was she? Is anything known? I'll keep searching, but thanks for this image...

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