Rembrandt van Rijn, Die Drei Kreuze (Christus am Kreuz zwischen den beiden Schächern), 1653, Kaltnadel, 384 x 448 mm, Inv.-Nr. 1964:460 D (Schenkung Max Kade Foundation), NHD 239, II. Zustand von IV © Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München
27/09/2019 - 13/10/2019




To honour the artist, draughtsman and etcher, so highly esteemed and admired over centuries, only the best by the master – HET BESTE VAN REMBRANDT – is exhibited. Marking the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606–1669), the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München is staging a focused presentation of exquisite drawings and etchings from its own holdings. Rembrandt created more than 300 etchings in total between 1628 and 1661, covering a wide range of artistic themes.

Self-portrait Drawing or Etching at a Window, 1648, Etching, drypoint, 160 × 130 mm Inv.-Nr. 1964:459 D Photo: © Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München

Planning your visit

Open today till 6:00 pm

Opening Hours

Daily 10.00 – 18.00
Thursday 10.00 – 20.00
Monday closed


Pinakothek der Moderne
Barer Straße 40
80333 München

Admission prices (Inclusive opening hours )

Sunday admission 1€

Thursday – Saturday 10€
reduced 7€
Day pass (Alte Pinakothek, Pinakothek der Moderne, Museum Brandhorst, Sammlung Schack) 12€

Duration of the visit

ca. 60 minutes


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Further visitor information

More information about your visit
The Conspiracy of Claudius Civilis, 1661, Pen and brown ink, brown wash, white body color 192 × 181 mm, Inv.-Nr. 1451 Z Photo: © Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München

Etchings and drawings

This selection of 30 outstanding sheets reveals Rembrandt’s versatility and technical brilliance as well as his love of experimenting. In addition, Rembrandt’s 15 Munich Drawings are on display – revering the artist’s masterly skill with the pencil, pen and brush. These works helped him clarify his thoughts on the composition of his paintings and prints and in further developing certain motifs, as well as adding to his stock of examples.

The Three Trees, 1643, Etching, engraving, drypoint, 214 × 279 mm Inv.-Nr. 67437 D Photo: © Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München

Peter Piller "Geduld" (Patience)

Interacting with Rembrandt’s graphic works, the sound installation ‘Geduld’ (Patience) by Peter Piller (*1968) from 2019 will be played. Taken from different cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach and reassembled as an installation by the artist, the word ‘Geduld’ can be heard as a minimalistic word collage in all vocal timbres. As such, Piller opens the notion of patience to interpretation and projections, creating a tonal resonance chamber parallel to the conditio humana in Rembrandt’s graphic works.

Works for the exhibition

Rembrandt van Rijn
Standing woman with long veil and incense burner
um 1629, Black chalk, 262 x 164 mm Inv.-Nr. 6225 Z
Rembrandt van Rijn
The Three Crosses (Christ on the Cross between the two slaughters)
1653, Dry point, 384 x 448 mm, Inv.-Nr. 1964:460 D (Schenkung Max Kade Foundation), NHD 239, II. condition from IV
Rembrandt van Rijn
A Man, Drawing Something behind Him
c. 1627, Red chalk, white body color, 273 × 176 mm Inv.-Nr. 1739 Z
Rembrandt van Rijn
Beggar sitting on a mound of earth
1630, Etching, 116 x 70 mm, Inv.-Nr. 111225 D
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