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The Standard Bearer at Christmas Time in Enschede

2 December - 31 December 2022

The Standard Bearer at Christmas Time in Enschede

Presentation: 2 December - 31 December 2022

On the occasion of the presentation of The Standard Bearer, Rijksmuseum Twenthe is organizing a special exhibition. In fact, in addition to Rembrandt’s portrait, new work by Nour-Eddine Jarram will be on display. She has been inspired by Rembrandt’s work.

Nour-Eddine Jarram (b. 1956) came to Enschede from Morocco in the late 1970s to study at the illustrious AKI art academy. Although he grew up with a visual culture defined by decoration, he has always had the urge to depict the world around him. He looked for artistic examples to relate to and found them in Rembrandt’s portraits. “He is the painter who watches over me,” Jarram says of Rembrandt.

Rembrandt’s Standard Bearer on Tour

From May 2022 through April 2023, Rembrandt’s The Standard Bearer will go on show in each of the 12 Dutch provinces, through a unique partnership between 12 museums, before permanently entering the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Rembrandt’s 1636 masterpiece The Standard Bearer was purchased by the Dutch state in January 2022 with the support of the Rembrandt Association and the Rijksmuseum Fund. It is widely considered the final major important painting by Rembrandt to enter a public collection.

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1609), The Standard Bearer (detail), 1636
Private collection, France

This tour will enable as many people as possible to see this national treasure before it is permanently installed at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The tour begins in Friesland province in May 2022, where The Standard Bearer will be shown at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden. The painting will then travel to each of the participating museums in turn, for four weeks at a time. All the museums will offer free admission on at least one day in this period. Once the tour is complete, visitors to the Rijksmuseum will be able to enjoy Rembrandt’s Standard Bearer on permanent display in the Gallery of Honour.


The Standard Bearer will visit 12 museums in 12 provinces on its tour of the Netherlands, from May 2022 to May 2023. This will enable everyone in the country to become acquainted with The Standard Bearer in their home province.

  1. Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, Friesland (May 2022)
  2. Centraal Museum in Utrecht, Utrecht (June 2022)
  3. Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, North Holland (July 2022)
  4. Drents Museum in Assen, Drenthe (August 2022)
  5. Kunstlinie in Almere, Flevoland (September 2022)
  6. Het Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, North Brabant (October 2022)
  7. Mauritshuis in The Hague, South Holland (November 2022)
  8. Rijksmuseum Twenthe in Enschede, Overijssel (December 2022)
  9. Museum Arnhem in Arnhem, Gelderland (January 2023)
  10. Zeeuws Museum in Middelburg, Zeeland (February 2023)
  11. Bonnefanten in Maastricht, Limburg (March 2023)
  12. Groninger Museum in Groningen, Groningen (April 2023)

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