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The Night Watch (Rembrandt)

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'Night Watch or The Night Watch (Dutch: De Nachtwacht), is the common name of one of the most famous works by Dutch painter Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. The painting may be more properly titled The Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch. It is on prominent display in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and is its most famous painting...The painting is renowned for three elements: Its colossal size (363 x 437 cm ~ 11ft 3in x 14ft 4in), the effective use of light and shadow, and the perception of motion in what would have been, traditionally, a static military portrait.' Wikipedia, Painted in 1642.

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1606 Rembrant 1669 reprint

I have a small picture that I was sondering what the value of it is. It came fromthe Art Gallery Roslofo Old and Modern Paintigs at 49 Kalverstraat - 106 Rokin, Amsterdam, Netherland.

What is the name of this picture?

What is the name of this picture?

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In Dutch it's De Nachtwacht, which translates to 'Night Watch' or The Night Watch'.

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