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Scholarly symposium at the Getty Center February 2, 2010

For centuries, scholars have struggled to discern the difference between drawings by Rembrandt and those of his pupils. Rembrandt maintained one of the most active studios of the 17th century—with more than fifty students passing through during its nearly forty years of operation.

Seated Female Nude / Rembrandt Seated Female Nude / de Gelder

In this one-day symposium, held in conjunction with the major loan exhibition Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Difference (on view December 8, 2009–February 28, 2010), an international panel of scholars will address the body of drawn work by Rembrandt and his pupils, the methodology of telling the difference, and the arc of scholarship in the field over the past thirty years.

The exhibition Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Difference has been organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum and has its sole presentation in Los Angeles. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities. Support for this exhibition and symposium has been provided by the Consulate General of the Netherlands.

$15 registration fee, includes lunch. Parking fee will be waived for conference guests. Advance registration is required, seating is limited. No refunds for cancellations. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Register" button below to sign up online. Please register by January 8, 2010.

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