Rembrandt is respected not just as a painter, yet as a perfect grasp of drawing and etching besides. His paintings in etching spanned so much of his occupation and embraced the wide variety of matters he pursued in his portray: pics, landscapes, biblical scenes, photos with allegorical and mythological issues, and extra. This finished assortment comprises Rembrandt's whole etchings — over three hundred works — proven of their unique measurement. they've been reproduced without delay from a unprecedented assortment famed for its pristine situation, clean, fresh impressions, wealthy contrasts, and wonderful printing.
Among the etchings incorporated are: Self portrait drawing at a window (1648); Abraham's sacrifice (1655); Christ preaching ["The undered-guilder print"] (ca. 1643–49); Christ crucified among the 2 thieves ["The 3 crosses"] (1653); The go back of the prodigal son (1636); The 3 bushes (1643); Faust (ca. 1652); Jan Six (1647); The nice Jewish bride (1635); The jogging musicians (ca. 1635).
The etchings are reproduced of their real dimension instead of from decreased images, which may go away considerably in caliber from the originals. Fourteen oversize etchings, reproduced in relief contained in the booklet, also are integrated at complete dimension on 3 sheets put in a pocket in the back of the book.
This good-looking quantity is full of details serious to totally appreciating the extreme photographs it comprises. designated captions indicate good points of particular curiosity and supply important info similar to identify, signature, date, assortment, Bartsch quantity, country of effect reproduced, and overall variety of states. additionally integrated are a chronology of Rembrandt's existence and etchings, a dialogue of the means of etching in his time, and a very good bibliography. artwork enthusiasts, students, scholars of etching, and somebody with an curiosity in Rembrandt and his paintings will locate during this attractive publication a unprecedented and interesting visible experience.
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The normal identify (The small tomb) is predicated on an 18th-century misreading of the topic. The subject matter has no particular scriptural nor iconographic precedent. an analogous is right of B seventy four. B sixty eight The tribute funds. First country of 2. Haarlem. approximately 1635. Matthew 22: 15-22. B sixty nine Christ riding the moneychangers from the Temple. First country of 2. Signed and dated Rembrandt f. 1635. Haarlem. John 2:13-17. B 70 Christ and the girl of Samaria: an arched print. With drypoint. 3rd kingdom of 3. Signed and dated Rembrandt f. 1658. Haarlem. John 4:5-42. Dated 1657 within the first, incomplete kingdom. B seventy one Christ and the lady of Samaria: between ruins. First kingdom of 2. Signed and dated Rembrandt f. 1634. Haarlem. related textual content as B 70. B seventy two The elevating of Lazarus: the small plate. First country of 2. Signed and dated Rembrandt f. 1642. Haarlem. John 11:1-44. B seventy three The elevating of Lazarus: the bigger plate. With burin. 8th country of ten. Signed RHL van Ryn f. Amsterdam. approximately 1630. an identical textual content as B seventy two. the single prevalence of this kind of signature, which might learn absolutely: Rembrandus Hermanni Leidensis van Rijn fecit. This representation is decreased. For a full-scale replica, see outsize sheets. unique dimension 36. 6 × 25. eight cm. B seventy four Christ preaching [‘The hundred guilder print’]. With drypoint and burin. moment nation of 2. Amsterdam. approximately 1643-49. the most issues of Matthew 19 are telescoped through Rembrandt right into a unmarried scene, exceptional in prior iconography. Cf. B sixty seven. the normal identify refers back to the surprisingly excessive rate the print was once stated to have fetched within the seventeenth century. This representation is lowered. For a full-scale copy, see outsize sheets. unique dimension 27. eight × 38. eight cm. B seventy five The discomfort within the backyard. With drypoint. in basic terms kingdom. Signed and dated Rembrandt f. a hundred sixty five- (last digit missing). An early impact revealed on eastern paper. Amsterdam. approximately 1657. Luke 22:39-46. B seventy six Christ offered to the folk: the rectangular plate. Drypoint purely. 3rd kingdom of 8. published on jap paper. Amsterdam. Matthew 27:15-26. See following quantity. This representation is diminished. For a full-scale replica, see outsize sheets. unique dimension 38. three × forty five. five cm. an analogous plate, within the 7th country. Signed and dated Rembrandt f. 1655. published on eastern paper. Amsterdam. The signature used to be additional during this nation. The removing of the foreground figures had happened within the 6th nation, and the trimming of the higher margin within the fourth. This representation is decreased. For a full-scale copy of the 3rd nation, see outsize sheets. unique measurement 35. eight × forty five. five cm. B seventy seven Christ sooner than Pilate: greater plate. moment kingdom of 5. Signed and dated Rembrandt f. 1636 cum privile. Amsterdam. Signed and dated 1635 within the first, unfinished country. John 19:1-16. merely during this plate and in B eighty one (11) of 1633 - his biggest etchings-did Rembrandt declare the ‘privilege’ of copyright This representation is diminished. For a full-scale copy, see outsize sheets. unique measurement fifty four. nine ×44. 7 cm. B seventy eight Christ crucified among the 2 thieves [‘The 3 crosses’]. Drypoint and burin in basic terms.