Rembrandt van Rijn Art Gallery

hand-painted oil painting at Rembrandt Van Rijn Art Gallery

This 1784 Cape Dutch homestead houses contemporary and historical local art and sculpture including works by Anton van Wouw and Irma Stern, as well as award-winning works from Cape Town triennial exhibitions. This is a Museum quality, hand-painted oil painting reproduction of "Bellona, 1633" from our Art Gallery.


Traveling down Dorp Street in Stellenbosch, visitors will come to the gabled mansion of Libertas Pavia. Stellenbosch is a bustling, well-known centre for education, with a university of international repute and several schools, including some of the oldest and best in the country. This elegant building houses the Rembrandt van Rijn art gallery as well as the Stellenryk Wine Museum. The fascinating Rembrandt van Rijn art gallery, named for the famed artist, contains a variety of works by artists such as Irma Stern, Anton Van Wouw and Pierneef.

Rembrandt van Rijn Art Gallery is housed in a traditional Cape-Dutch style manor house built in 1780, the Rembrandt Van Rijn Art Gallery exhibits paintings and sculptures with a classic Cape flavour. It is home to the Rembrandt Van Rijn Art Foundation, established in 1964 which has the objective of stimulating the appreciation of South African Art and introducing the work of eminent, international artists to the public. Visit the Foundation and view some of the moving sculptures of Anton van Wouw, Giacomo Manzù's famous nude 'Guantanamera', and Jones.

History Of Rembrandt Van Rijn Art

When Lambertus Fick built his gracious old H-shaped homestead in 1780, the "Wagon road to the Cape" passed his front door. This was to become the Dorp Street of Stellenbosch. In 1869 the property came into the possession of Jacob Daniël Krige. He and his charming wife were known for their hospitality. Celebrities such as Cecil John Rhodes, John X Merriman and JH (Onze Jan) Hofmeyr, were entertained at their home.
Penny Siopis (b.1953) Still-life with water-melon and other things, 1985
Penny Siopis (b.1953)
Still-life with water-melon and other things, 1985

Their daughter, Sybella Margaretha (Issie) was married in the left parlour to the young Jan Christiaan Smuts, on the 30th April 1897. Barry Hertzog and Danie Malan who, like Jannie Smuts, were destined to become Prime Ministers, were also among the students who frequented the Krige homestead. Subsequently, the house changed hands several times and eventually became dilapidated. With its spacious grounds, the homestead was earmarked for "development", but was saved from the jaws of the bulldozer when the Rembrandt Group bought it in 1969. Historical Homes of South Africa Ltd. skilfully restored the building and it was declared a National Monument in 1970.
The fascinating Rembrandt van Rijn art gallery, named for the famed artist, contains a variety of works by artists such as Irma Stern, Anton Van Wouw and Pierneef.
The fascinating Rembrandt van Rijn art gallery, named for the famed artist, contains a variety of works by artists such as Irma Stern, Anton Van Wouw and Pierneef.

Rembrandt Van Rijn Art Collection

The noble old Manor house has been put to practical use as the permanent home of the Rembrandt van Rijn Art Foundation. Launched in 1964, the Foundation has as its main objective to stimulate the appreciation of South African art and to introduce the work of eminent international artists to the general public.

The spacious and lofty rooms provide an ideal setting for some of the Foundation's valuable works of art as well as works on loan from a private collection. These include the deeply moving sculptures of Anton van Wouw, Giacomo Manzu's nude "Guantanamera" and award-winning contemporary works from past Cape Town Triennials. Prominent among the South African works, are several paintings by Irma Stern, one of the country's major artists.

Of another genre is Jones's unique "Panorama of Cape Town", considered to be the most important piece of pictorial Africana in existence. This work which depicts Cape Town in 1808, consists of six panels, and covers a full 180 degree view over its length of 3,80 meters. It was discovered in Scotland in 1973 and was purchased by the Rembrandt van Rijn Art Foundation.

Rembrandt van Rijn Art Gallery is “Panorama of Cape Town” dating back to 1808. This massive painting crosses 6 panels at a height of 3.8 meters. Other art works featured at the gallery come from the Cape Town triennial exhibitions. You are certain to be impressed when seeing her art at Stellenbosch's Rembrandt Van Rijn Art Gallery.

Hours:

Open Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 12.45pm and from 2pm to 5pm, Saturdays from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm. Public Holidays: 10h00 - 13h00, 14h00 - 17h00. Closed on Religious Holidays.

Contact Rembrandt Van Rijn Art

Visiting Address:
Rembrandt van Rijn Art Gallery
31 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7599
Tel: (021) 886-4340
Fax: (021) 887-3399
Interior of the Rembrandt Van Rijn Art Gallery
Interior of the Rembrandt Van Rijn Kunsgalery / Rembrandt Van Rijn Art Gallery


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