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Exhibition March 8 − June 3, 2018

High society

The Rijksmuseum is «High society» four centuries of glamour, displayed great masters, including Lucas Cranach, Paolo Veronese, Diego velázquez, Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, John singer the Sargent, Edvard Munch and Edouard Manet. For centuries, many mighty monarchs, aristocrats is eccentric and fabulously wealthy inhabitants are ordered from the best artists of the world your portraits in the best decorations and costumes.

The center of the exhibition "High society" will be the wedding portraits of Martin and Salmanca Open Coppit by Rembrandt van Rijn. These paintings will be first exhibited on public display after restoration. We will remind, the Museum acquired them together with the Louvre in Paris for 160 million euros in February 2016.

They will be images of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V; the eccentric Marchesa Luisa Casati, whose extravagant parties were widely known in society; Jane Fleming, who in his time was considered one of the most beautiful women in England; the German politician Walter Rathenau, and Dr. Pozzi, a dandy, a gynecologist and a known womanizer.

All in all, the exposition will consist of 35 large-scale portraits. Paintings will be sent in Amsterdam institutions such as the Louvre, the Orsay museums and the Prado, the Tate and the Uffizi.