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The Return of the Prodigal Son
Rembrandt, Harmensz van Rijn
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This room is situated in the New Hermitage constructed to the design of Leo von Klenze for the Imperial Museum in 1851. According to the original project the room had been intended for the paintings of the French and Flemish schools, and the ceiling décor included medallions portraying the artists of these schools in grisaille. The room houses the exhibition of Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, a great Dutch artist of the 17th century. The collection, containing twenty-three works by the master, includes his famous paintings, such as Portrait of a Scholar (1631), Flora (1634), Descent from the Cross (1634?), The Sacrifice of Abraham (1635), Danae (1636), Portrait of Baartjen Martens Doomer (c. 1640), David's Farewell to Jonathan (1642), The Holy Family (1645), Portrait of the Old Man in Red (c. 1654), Portrait of the Poet Jeremias de Decker (1666), The Return of the Prodigal Son (1665/1669).



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