Young Rembrandt at the Ashmolean

Date(s) - 18th Mar 2020

Ashmolean Museum


This major exhibition in Oxford will be the first in the UK to explore the early years of the career of the most famous of all Dutch artists, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669).
Beginning with his earliest known paintings, prints and drawings, made in his native Leiden in the mid-1620s, and ending the moment he rockets to stardom in Amsterdam in the mid 1630s, this exhibition will chart an astonishing transformation.
On display will be the largest collection of works devoted to the young Rembrandt to date, including 34 paintings by Rembrandt, 10 by his most important contemporaries, and a further 90 drawings and prints from international and private collections. It will also feature the newly discovered Let the Little Children Come to Me (1627-8), on display for the first time in public.
This tour includes a special pre-exhibition lecture for the Friends in the Headley Lecture Theatre with coffee, tea and pastries provided. Entrance to the Rembrandt exhibition and Ashmolean collections is also included.
Lunch may be taken at the Ashmolean or in the town at your leisure.

Group Leaders: Adrian Barlow & Martha Alleguen

COST PER PERSON: £40.00 for non-Art Fund members; £35.00 for Art Fund members (please bring your membership card).

Pick up points: Royal Well Coach Station 08:15, Six Ways (by St Edward’s School) 08:30. Our coach will return to Cheltenham at approximately 16:30.

If you have any questions please phone Martha on 01242 526601.

Please book using one of the following options:

  • On-line bookings with a debit or credit card, or Paypal account, can be made using the form below. Alternatively you may reserve your place, select the ‘off-line’ payment option and pay by bank transfer or cheque.
  • Bank transfer – please email and wait for confirmation that places are available before arranging your bank transfer.
  • Cheque – please complete a booking form (download here or available in the Friends’ newsletter) and post it with your cheque.

Places are not confirmed until payment is received.

Bank transfers should be made to 30-91-87 00005816. The reference must include your surname plus as much of the event title as will fit, for example SMITH Ashmolean.

Please make cheques payable to Friends of The Wilson and send with a SAE or clearly written email address to Martha Alleguen, 7 Sydenham Road South, Cheltenham GL52 6EF.


Bookings are now closed for this event.