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The Complete Etchings of Rembrandt by Rembrandt, Gary D.(Editor) Schwartz

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By Rembrandt, Gary D.(Editor) Schwartz

Rembrandt is respected not just as a painter, yet as a preferrred grasp of drawing and etching to boot. His paintings in etching spanned such a lot of his profession and embraced the wide variety of topics he pursued in his portray: pics, landscapes, biblical scenes, images with allegorical and mythological topics, and extra. This entire assortment comprises Rembrandt's whole etchings — over three hundred works — proven of their unique measurement. they've been reproduced at once from a unprecedented assortment famed for its pristine situation, clean, fresh impressions, wealthy contrasts, and incredible 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 genuine measurement instead of from diminished images, which could go away considerably in caliber from the originals. Fourteen oversize etchings, reproduced in aid contained in the publication, 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 completely appreciating the intense photographs it comprises. targeted captions indicate good points of distinct curiosity and supply very important info comparable to name, signature, date, assortment, Bartsch quantity, country of impact reproduced, and overall variety of states. additionally incorporated 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 someone with an curiosity in Rembrandt and his paintings will locate during this appealing booklet a unprecedented and interesting visible experience.

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H. van Borssum Buisman and Mrs. M. Sieswerda of Teylers Museum in Haarlem and Dr. W. Niemeijer and the staff of the Rijksprentenkabinet in Amsterdam for their cooperation in this unprecedented project; to the photolitho firm of De Lang in Zwanenburg and Lund Humphries in Bradford for their special efforts; and to Jan Piet Filedt Kok for his greatly appreciated advice. GARY SCHWARTZ Note to the Dover Edition For the present edition the quality of the reduced images of the fifteen etchings contained on the outsize sheets has been improved with new plates.

Stephen. 1626 The first etchings-The rest on the flight into Egypt (B 59) and The circumcision (s 398) - are generally thought to have been made in 1626. 1628 From around this time dates the first recorded comment on Rembrandt as an artist. ’ B 352 The artist’s mother: head only, full face B 354 The artist’s mother: head and bust, three-quarters right 1629 Probably in 1629, the influential politician and poet Constantine Huygens wrote an enthusiastic report on Rembrandt in his autobiographical sketch.

S. Maarssen, November 1993 Chronology of Rembrandt’s life and etchings This concise chronology lists some of the major events of Rembrandt’s life and career, and all his dated etchings. Rembrandt dated more than half of his etchings, and since the undated ones follow the same pattern of chronology, subject and quality, the dated plates provide a reliable framework for the whole etched work. -Rembrandt fecit. 1606 Rembrandt is born in Leiden. 1620 Matriculated in Leiden University after completing a seven-year course at the Latin school, preparing him for classical studies.

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