A rediscovered painting by Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606–1669), on loan at the Toledo Museum of Art, will be displayed through May 8 in Gallery 24 along with the Museum’s two other Rembrandts. This is a one week extension of the previously announced last date to see this work. The artist painted the small oil-on-copper self portrait, Rembrandt Laughing, in his native city of Leiden when he was just 21 or 22 years old.
“This is one of the most exciting artistic rediscoveries in recent years,” said Museum Director Brian Kennedy. “Rembrandt Laughing is one of the first and most joyful examples of the artist’s autobiography in paint.”