Humbaba Meets Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn - Night Watch (1642)


This painting entitled Night Watch was made by the famous Dutch painter, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn in 1642. This painting is Rembrandt's most famous and monumental work. This painting depicts the story of the Dutch independence struggle against Spanish colonialism. In the middle of the painting there are two figures of Dutch independence fighters, Captain Frans Banning Cocq and Lieutenant Willem van Ruytenburgh while on guard and night patrols, to prevent attacks by their Spanish enemy. This painting is on display at the Rijkmuseum Amsterdam, but it is no longer the authentic version of the painter but a restored version. Because the original painting was vandalized in 1911 by a former shoemaker and former ship's chef who lost his job. They were stressed and angry, as a result they vandalized this painting. This painting was later restored from the damage caused by vandalism, so the version of the painting that we know is an original work that has been restored.

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