The night watch is a major plot device in the eponymous 1995 film night watch which focuses on the paintings theft the night watch is parodied on the british cover of terry pratchetts 2002 book by the same name. The night watch was commissioned by captain barining cocq and 17 members of his civic guards that this was the total of rembrandts clients for the work is assumed from the fact that 18 names added by an unknown hand after the painting was completed appear on a shield on the background wall doubtless the guardsmen expected a group portrait . The night watch is the largest painting at 1429 in x 1720 in in rembrandts line of work the light and dark contrast in the military portrait is very well recognized the light and dark contrast in the military portrait is very well recognized. The night watch 1h 29min drama romance war tv movie 12 july 2011 in post war london viv pearce is dating reggie and runs a dating bureau with helen giniver who lives with her older lover authoress julia standing. Rembrandts night watch is an example of a very specific type of painting that was exclusive to the northern netherlands with the majority being commissioned in the city of amsterdam it is a group portrait of a company of civic guardsmen
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