Back of the Night Watch on View

November 5 2021

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Ever been curious about what the back of Rembrandt's The Night Watch looks like? Well, The Rijksmuseum's latest phase of 'Operation Night Watch' has seen the arrangement of a new display to show the back of the canvas and stretcher. This rare opportunity is due to work by conservators to study the rear of the painting.

If you really want to see the back of the picture, then you only have until the 23rd November to do so!

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