Jan Six Portrait by Rembrandt on Display at the Rijksmuseum


AMSTERDAM.- The exhibition Rembrandt & Jan Six. An Amsterdam friendship will be on display at the Rijksmuseum from 7 September to 29 November 2010. Rembrandt’s world-famous portrait of Jan Six will be brought to the Rijksmuseum specially for this exhibition. The portrait has been part of the private collection of the Six family from Amsterdam since the 17th century and it is rarely available for public viewing. Twenty works on paper, which tell the story of the development of the portrait, will also be exhibited in the Print Room. This beautiful 17th-century portrait is only rarely lent out by the Six family; however, as the Six estate is currently undergoing major renovation, the portrait is temporarily on display in the Rijksmuseum. Six is depicted in an unusually informal, relaxed and