Atlantic publishing director Margaret Stead has signed a debut novel chronicling the life of the painter Rembrandt.
Rembrandt's Mirror, by Kim Devereux, charts the later years of the artist, who suffered the deaths of his wife and three children, while producing some of his most famous works.
Stead signed UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Karolina Sutton at Curtis Brown. She said: "Kim is an extremely sensitive and talented writer, and this novel represents years spent thinking about Rembrandt the artist, but it is also a beautiful and astute portrait of a love affair, between the artist and his last great love."
Atlantic will publish in summer 2015.