In Pictures: The National Gallery's Rembrandt show has the critics purring - here are a selection of images from one of the biggest painting shows of the yearWhen it comes to capturing the pathos and the very essence of the human spirit, there are few painters to match Rembrandt.
The National Gallery’s impressive haul of late works highlights how the artist achieved true greatness in his troubled twilight years to produce a series of searing portraits and studies that capture the frailty, sadness, wonder and true intensity of 17th century Dutch life.
Get a flavour of what’s in store with ten of the best below.
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a portrait of a man with a beard
a painting of a group of figures holding swords around a table
a painting of a contemplative young man peering over a desk
a self portrait of a man holding brushes and pallet
a painting of an elderly man in Dutch seventeenth century costume
a portrait of a man and a woman in gold brocaded outfits
a group portrait of men in Dutch protestant costume of black smocks, conical hat and white collars
a painting of a group of seventeenth century physicians conducting a dissection on dead man's brain
a portrait of an elderly man wearing a cap
a painting of a woman entering water with her night dress pulled up
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