To mark the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606–1669), we are proud to present an exhibition celebrating the ground-breaking etching work of one of the most recognised and admired artists of all time.

This stunning selection of original etchings on loan from the prestigious British Museum collection gives visitors a rare insight into the Dutch artist’s development, experimentation and pioneering role in the field of etching. The works on display will explore the themes of Rembrandt as an artist and the seventeenth century Dutch landscape and its people.

The exhibition will give visitors a unique opportunity to see several important works on paper not seen before in Carlisle, to discover the lesser known works of a great master and learn more about the skill and art of etching. Alongside the loans from the British Museum, a number of etchings from our own collection have been selected to explore the influence and impact of Rembrandt’s work on later artists, such as Jean-François Millet and Camille Pissarro. New works displayed within the exhibition have been created by Making Space, a group of artists living with mental health issues who continue to draw inspiration from the Old Master and his etchings. 


The exhibition will be supported by an exciting programme of events, click on the event to find out more.

Afternoon of Talks: Rembrandt                

Tullie House presents an afternoon of talks dedicated to Rembrandt van Rijn and his legacy.



Rembrandt: Exhibition Tours

Discover more about the great master and his practice in the art of etching in this informal tour of Rembrandt: Etchings from the British Museum.



Exhibition on Screen: Rembrandt

This film documents a major exhibition of Rembrandt's late masterpieces hosted in 2014 by London's National Gallery, in collaboration with Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum. Join us from 7.00pm for a tour of our Rembrandt: Etchings from the British Museum exhibition. Film screening starts at 7.45pm.



Drypoint Etching with Vega Brennan

Learn how Rembrandt produced his most atmospheric and dramatic work using the technique of drypoint printing. This practical workshop will allow you to produce a drypoint plate in the style of Rembrandt. You will print a small edition of prints using a mixture of traditional and modern materials and a professional etching press.





Adult: FREE with normal admission


On: 19 th October 2019, 10:00 am Until: 05 th January 2020, 4:00 pm


Art Gallery