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'Rembrandt: The Late Works': A Resource for Art Teachers

Discover more about one of the most famous artists of all time and how his paintings in the National Gallery have kept people captivated for hundreds of years.


From wealthy patrons to a self-portrait, choose a theme below to explore a Rembrandt portrait in the National Gallery collection.

In each section, you will find a range of images and explanations. If you click on the caption below each image, you will be taken to a web page where you can use the zoom function to get closer to the paintings and study details close up.

We have also provided a word bank for you, which includes all glossary terms highlighted in the resource, and a PowerPoint presentation with further information about a selection of the images and suggested activities and discussion points in the notes.

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