Rembrandt is widely considered to be one of the finest painters in the history of art. Epitomising the Dutch Golden Age, he is a rare figure whose artworks were esteemed and highly respected during his own lifetime. However, no amount of appreciation during the 17th century can compare to the enormous value given to him today.
In Britain, Rembrandt’s influence has been widely recognised; no other nation has witnessed such a passionate — and sometimes even eccentric — fervour for Rembrandt’s works. In recognition of this unique cultural relationship, the Scottish National Gallery has curated Rembrandt: Britain’s Discovery of the Master, running until mid-October. We’re delighted to welcome the curator of the blockbuster exhibition, and lead author of the accompanying book — Christian Tico Seifert — to the bookshop. As the evenings draw darker, what could be more charming that a fireside discussion of this great artist, with one of the foremost experts on his work.