Rembrandt at Buckland
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The restoration of our Rembrandt self portrait was funded by the People's Postcode Lottery.
The painting was sent to the Hamilton Kerr Institute for cleaning.
Falmouth based company 20/20 designed our brand new exhibition space for us.
The picture is more than just a self-portrait, showing us the artist’s features. It's an example of a ‘Tronie’ - a popular type of painting in Dutch art of the time. In these paintings, people were often represented as mythological,religious or generic characters for example old men, young women, soldiers and peasants or painted pulling faces.
Our mascot, Francis the Drake, wanted to create his own selfie - don't forget to send us yours when you have visited the exhibition yourself.
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