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Norwich Castle’s Rembrandt exhibition attracts more than 27,000 visitors

PUBLISHED: 11:18 19 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:07 19 December 2017

Francesca Vanke, joint curator of Norwich Castle's Rembrandt: Lightening the Darkness exhibition, looking at some of Rembrandt's work. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Francesca Vanke, joint curator of Norwich Castle's Rembrandt: Lightening the Darkness exhibition, looking at some of Rembrandt's work. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Norwich Castle’s exhibition of prints by master artist Rembrandt has so far attracted more than 27,000 visitors.

Rembrandt: Lightening the Darkness is at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery until January 7 2018. Pictured is a self portrait, Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669), etching on paper, c.1634, © Norfolk Museums Service Rembrandt: Lightening the Darkness is at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery until January 7 2018. Pictured is a self portrait, Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669), etching on paper, c.1634, © Norfolk Museums Service

Rembrandt: Lightening the Darkness openend on October 21 and features prints, drawings and paintings by the 17th Century Dutch painter. At the heart of the show is a rarely seen but significant group of etchings held in the archives of Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery.

John Ward, chairman of Norfolk Joint Museums Committee, said: “This has been a significant exhibition for Norfolk Museums Service and we have had a fantastic response from the public, with in excess of 27,000 visitors so far.

“This display enables us to show one of the most important collections of Rembrandt’s work in the country here in Norfolk. Our visitor numbers so far are very good and confirm how much the public have appreciated this opportunity to view Rembrandt’s fine work.

“We would encourage anyone who has not seen it yet to come along and view this fine work for yourself.”

Rembrandt: Lightening the Darkness is at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery until January 7 2018. Pictured is Flight Into Egypt - Crossing A Brook, Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, 1654
© Norfolk Museums Service (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery) Rembrandt: Lightening the Darkness is at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery until January 7 2018. Pictured is Flight Into Egypt - Crossing A Brook, Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, 1654 © Norfolk Museums Service (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery)

The exhibition runs until January 7. For more information, visit www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

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