In Pictures: Rembrandt blockbuster sees out the year at the National Gallery

| 15 October 2014

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 year

When 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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Rembrandt: The Late Works is at The Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery from October 15 - January 18 2015. Find out more and book tickets.

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