Thoughts on classical music in London, on the web and beyond. By Gavin Dixon.
Saturday, 22 May 2010
Heinrich Schutz by Rembrandt van Rijn
Did you know that Rembrandt painted Schutz? It was news to me. The portrait, from 1633, is now in the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC.
Actually, it is a bit of a tease this one. Schutz scholars say the identity of the sitter is far from certain, which is quite frustrating, because it really, really looks like him!