First Look: A Rare Oil Study by Rembrandt

London | December 2018

Discover this little-known masterpiece by one of the greatest artists in history, Rembrandt van Rijn. Hung until recently in the artist’s house in Amsterdam, it is one of a small series of informal but intensely moving studies of the same man, painted by the artist in the 1650s. These studies exemplify the emotional and psychological intensity of Rembrandt’s painting and show his deeply personal understanding of light, space and atmosphere. ‘Study of the Head of a Young Man’ is a highlight of our upcoming Old Masters Evening Sale (5 December | London). Click here to watch more video.

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