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“Rembrandt’s Journey”

THIS OCTOBER, THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, will present an exhibition of some one hundred fifty of the finest examples of Rembrandt’s etchings together with about twenty paintings and thirty drawings which are similar to etchings in craftsmanship and scale. The idea for “Rembrandt’s Journey: Painter, Draftsman, Etcher” originated with Clifford S. Ackley, chair of the MFA’s Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs and a leading connoisseur of Rembrandt etchings. The list of loans promised by public and private collections from around the world is astonishing. All manner of subjects are included—biblical stories, landscape, the nude, self-portraits. There will be etchings in multiple impressions and states, and six of the surviving copper plates. Most of the paintings are small panels never seen together before. They include the mysterious Rest on the Flight into Egypt, 1647, from

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