A self-portrait by Dutch master Rembrandt is to go on show in Brighton for the first time as part of a project celebrating the National Gallery’s 200th anniversary.

Rembrandt, one of the most celebrated artists of the 17th century, painted Self Portrait At The Age Of 34 nearly 400 years ago.

Hedley Swain, chief executive of Brighton Museum where it will be unveiled tomorrow, said: “We are so excited to be able to display this wonderful masterpiece in Brighton Museum and Art Gallery for the first time ever.

"Rembrandt is one of the greatest artists in history and it is a privilege to be able to share it with everyone.

The Argus: Rembrandt's self Portrait at the Age of 34Rembrandt's self Portrait at the Age of 34 (Image: Brighton and Hove Museums)

“Even better is that the painting has inspired young people to create their own artworks which will be displayed alongside the Rembrandt – an experience they will never forget.”

It will be at Brighton Museum from tomorrow until August 4.


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The National Gallery celebration will see acclaimed paintings go on show across the UK.

Young artists from Brighton have been asked to draw their own self-portraits which will be displayed next to the Rembrandt.

The Argus: Brighton and Hove MuseumsBrighton and Hove Museums (Image: Brighton and Hove Museums)

Alongside the exhibition Brighton and Hove Museums will host talks about Rembrandt who is generally considered to be one of the greatest visual artists in the history of art. His most famous works include The Night Watch and The Return Of The Prodigal Son.