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Schama on Rembrandt: Masterpieces of the Late Years

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

Icarus-like, Rembrandt flew ever higher towards the sun - the most successful artist in the richest city on earth, 17th-century Amsterdam. He lived like a prince and he loved living like a prince. But when his fall came - deep into bankruptcy and scandal, poverty and unfashionability - far from destroying him, it took him to new creative heights and a sense of humanity and the human condition that speaks more directly to us today than Rembrandt in his heyday. Simon Schama celebrates the masterpieces of Rembrandt's last years. Show less


Simon Schama
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Frank Hanly
Frank Hanly
Assistant Producer:
Dan Goldschmied
Production Coordinator:
Grace Brassington

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