Everyone will be able to see 82 masterpiece of Leiden in the collection of Thomas S. Kaplan and his wife Daphne Recanati-Kaplan, one of the largest and most significant private collections of Dutch painting of the XVII century. These works, among which eighty paintings and two drawings, never previously exhibited in Russia, which makes the exhibition even more unique.
You will find masterpieces by Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (twelve scenic creations and one drawing), Jan Vermeer of Delft and CAREL Fabricius (one piece), Frans Hals (two), Gerrit Dow (nine), Jan Lievens (four) and other of their distinguished contemporaries.
Besides this, there are the pearl of the Leiden collection is a unique drawing by Leonardo da Vinci. Although the works of the great master does not belong to the art of the Dutch Golden age, little work is of great value in the cultural world heritage.
The exhibition tells about the origins of Rembrandt's work, and his dealings with rivals and colleagues, as well as those beautiful traditions that had developed in Holland in gold for her XVII century.
Visitors to the exhibition will get acquainted with the masterpieces of the early Leiden period and Mature that is associated with the Amsterdam of Rembrandt's work. Also, the exhibition will show the painting "Girl with verginella" by Jan Vermeer of Delft, whose works are extremely rare, because in the world there are only thirty-six works of the artist.
The exhibition includes works by contemporaries of Rembrandt: with Pieter Lastman, Jan Lievens. Dau of Gerrit and Frans van mieris the Elder, Gerard Ter Borch, Gabriel Metso. Visitors will see a unique picture of Karel Fabricius "the angel of Hagar", It is one of only sixteen of his works extant.