Masterpieces from the Royal Collection: Rembrandt
The Shipbuilder and his Wife

Posted: 21st March 2017

Humber Museums Partnership - Masterpieces from the Royal Collection: Rembrandt

Ferens Art Gallery

Event Starts:

1st April 2017

Event Ends:

28th August 2017

An established partnership with Royal Collection Trust has secured the loan of a magnificent standalone masterpiece by Rembrandt van Rijn, which is the first ever painting by the artist to visit the city.


‘The Ship Builder and his Wife’, 1633, draws attention to Hull’s historic trading links and maritime history. It will be displayed alongside British Library loans and items drawn from the permanent collection exploring the rumour that Rembrandt may have lived in Hull for a few months between 1661 and 62, motivated by the desire to escape his creditors in Amsterdam.