Turning Heads: Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer

A woman in blue wearing a wide brimmed red hat looks over her shoulder, directly at the viewer. She is wearing pearl earrings, and the background has an intricate green and white pattern.
Johannes Vermeer, Girl with the Red Hat. Andrew W. Mellon Collection. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

24 February - 26 May 2024
Beit WIng (Rooms 6-10) | Admission charge

This exhibition features works by Dutch and Flemish artists of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries who were exponents of the tronie – an intriguing painting of a head. Paintings include Study of an Old Woman by Rubens, The Laughing Man, 1629-1630, by Rembrandt and The Man with the Golden Helmet, c. 1650 from the circle of Rembrandt. Vermeer’s most exquisitely detailed tronie, Girl with the Red Hat, c.1665-1667, is an exhibition highlight. Ticketed, admission from €5.

This exhibition is a collaboration between the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and the National Gallery of Ireland.

Curators: Dr Lizzie Marx, Curator of Dutch and Flemish Art and Dr Brendan Rooney, Head Curator.

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