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Rembrandt’s First Masterpiece

The Morgan Library & Museum, New York


Completed when he was just 23 years old, Rembrandt’s Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver has long been recognised as the artist’s first mature work, his first masterpiece. The painting demonstrates many of the characteristics that would come to define Rembrandt’s style: dramatic lighting, a rhythmic harmony of composition, and his exceptional ability to convey the emotional drama of a scene. Long held in a British private collection, the painting will be shown in the United States for the first time at the Morgan in ‘Rembrandt’s First Masterpiece’. Read more.

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