On view until February 18th in both The Rembrandt House Museum and the Amsterdam Museum: the exhibition Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck: Rembrandt’s Master Pupils’.
Bol (1616-1680) and Flinck (1615-1660) are Rembrandt’s two most important pupils. Their impressive work is admired all over the world, streets have been named after them – and after three and a half centuries this exhibition is at last bringing them out of their teacher’s shadow. With superb portraits and dramatic scenes based on the Bible and the Classics, Bol and Flinck met the demands of their clients, who included prosperous merchants and representatives of the country’s maritime and political power.
Many paintings are coming together from all over the world, from museums and private collections, for this double exhibition in Amsterdam. Some of them will be back in the Dutch capital for the first time since the seventeenth century. The exhibition explores the mastery of Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck in the seventeenth century at two locations that complement one another: training at the ‘first academy of art’ versus independence in the art market.
Read more about the exhibition: https://www.rembrandthuis.nl/en/bezoek/tentoonstellingen/exhibition-ferdinand-bol-and-govert-flinck-rembrandts-master-pupils/