This exhibition includes thirty-five life-size portraits of princes, aristocrats and wealthy citizens by European masters of portrait painting from Lucas Cranach to Edouard Manet. The centerpiece of the installation will be Rembrandt’s wedding portraits, Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit, which will be shown for the first time following their restoration. Other masterpieces include the impressive portraits of Henry the Pious, Duke of Saxony, and Catharina, Countess of Mecklenburg by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1514), the married couple Iseppo da Porto and Livia da Porto Thiene with their children by Veronese (1555), Don Pedro de Barberana y Aparregui by Velázquez (ca. 1631-33), Portrait Jane Fleming by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1778/79), and The Artist by Edouard Manet (1875). The exhibition is curated by Jonathan Bikker.
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