Suggested words

David Bomford: Rembrandt Self-Portraits and their Secrets

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
29 May 2024

The Old Courtroom

11am–12pm £15, members £12, book in advance

An examination of Rembrandt’s self-portraits reveals hidden layers that shine new light on his technique and the workings of his studio. Art Historian David Bomford looks at Rembrandt’s wider body of work in this talk and asks the intriguing question ‘when is a self-portrait not a self-portrait?’.

The Speaker

Dr David Bomford was Chair of Conservation and Head of European Art at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He is highly respected for his experience and expert knowledge of both practical conservation and Art History. During nearly 40 years at the National Gallery as Senior Restorer, he worked on numerous Rembrandts as well as many other masterworks of Western art. He then went to the J P Getty Museum in Los Angeles where he took up post as Associate Director of Collections, moving into the role of Acting Director of the museum. He has also worked as Consultant to the Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Become a member

Join us now to gain priority booking for this event and a range of other great benefits.



You may also like