The friendship between Jan Six and Rembrandt van Rijn is the subject of one of the most famous stories from the seventeenth century. This bond is expressed in an intimate portrait of Jan reading by a window, which soon proved a highlight in Rembrandt’s graphic oeuvre. The exhibition examines a friendship at the height of the seventeenth century and the sublime skill manifest in the etching. The exhibition also sheds light on the fascination surrounding the etching, the client and the artist in the centuries that followed. Jan Six and his friendship with Rembrandt in Amsterdam has come alive more than ever since the publication of the book ‘De levens van Jan Six’ (The Lives of Jan Six) written by Geert Mak, which captured the imagination of half of the reading public of the Netherlands. The Rembrandt House is joining in with a small exhibition.