Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Rembrandt – part 2


Rembrandt 1628-30c Self-Portrait 
oil on panel 38.2 x 31 cm 
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606 – 1669) is considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history. Having achieved youthful success as a portrait painter, Rembrandt’s later years were marked by personal tragedy and financial hardships. Yet his etchings were popular throughout his lifetime, his reputation as an artist remained high, and for twenty years he taught many important Dutch painters. His greatest creative triumphs are exemplified especially in his portraits of his contemporaries, self-portraits and illustrations of scenes from the Bible. His self-portraits form a unique and intimate biography, in which the artist surveyed himself without vanity and with the utmost sincerity.

This is part 2 of a 14 - part post on the works of Rembrandt. For full biographical notes see part 1, the introduction.


Rembrandt 1624-25 The Operation ( Touch ) 
oil on panel 21.5 x 17.7 cm 
Private Collection

1624-25 The Operation
Rembrandt painted the picture at the age of about 17 years in his native city Leiden, the cradle of Dutch paintings in the 17th century.

The painting was originally part of a series of five small paintings with the theme of the Five Senses.  Two of the three remaining preserved paintings “The Operation” (Touch) and “The Three Singers” (Hearing) are located in a private collection in New York. The third piece “The Spectacle-Pedlar” (Sight) is now maintained as a Dutch cultural heritage piece.

Rembrandt 1624-25c The Three Singers ( Hearing ) 
oil on oak panel 21.6 x 17.8 cm 
Private Collection

Rembrandt 1624-25 The Spectacle-Pedlar ( Sight ) 
oil on panel 21.5 x 19.5 cm 
Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, Netherlands

Rembrandt 1624-28 Circumcision 
etching on paper 21.3 x 16.7 cm

Rembrandt 1624-28 Rest on the Flight into Egypt 
etching on paper 21.2 x 16.4 cm

Rembrandt 1625 The Stoning of Saint Stephen 
oil on panel 89.5 x 123.6 cm 
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France

Rembrandt 1625-26c Oriental Ruler on Horseback 
pen and bistre 16 x 12.6 cm

Rembrandt 1625-26c The Triumph of Mordecai 
pen and brush in bistre, and wash 21 x 26.4 cm 
 Kunsthalle, Bremen, Germany

Rembrandt 1625-31 Bust of a Man with a Cap 
etching on paper 4.9 x 3.8 cm ( plate )

Rembrandt 1625-31 Self-Portrait with Fur Hat 
etching and engraving on paper 6 x 5.6 cm

Rembrandt 1625-35 Grotesque Profile of Man with High Hat 
etching on paper 3.8 x 2.6 cm ( plate )

Rembrandt 1625-35 Man in Hat with Earflaps 
etching on paper 5 x 3.8 cm ( plate )

Rembrandt 1625-35 Self-Portrait with Hat and Dark Cloak 
etching on paper 6.6 x 6 cm ( plate )

Rembrandt 1625-36c A Woman and Child Descending a Staircase 
ink and wash sketch 18.7 x 13.2 cm 
Pierpoint Morgan Library, New York

Rembrandt 1625-50 Portrait of the Actor William Bartholsz Ruyter 
pen in brown, white body colour on light brown prepared paper 13.9 x 17.4 cm

Rembrandt 1625c Bust of an Old Man with Turban 
oil on panel 26.5 x 20 cm 
Pinacothèque de Paris

Rembrandt 1626 Balaam and his Ass 
oil on oak panel 63.2 x 46.5 cm 
Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris

Rembrandt 1626 Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple 
oil on oak panel 43.1 x 32 cm 
Pushkin Museum, Moscow

Rembrandt 1626 History Painting 
oil on panel 90.1 x 121.3 cm 
Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden

Rembrandt 1626 Musical Company 
oil on panel 63.5 x 48 cm 
Rijksmueum, Amsterdam

Rembrandt 1626 The Baptism of the Eunuch 
oil on panel 63.5 x 48 cm 
Catharijne Convent, Utrecht

Rembrandt 1626 Tobit and Anna with the Kid 
oil on panel 39.5 x 30 cm 
Rijksmueum, Amsterdam

Rembrandt 1626 Two Studies of the Head of an Old Man 
pen and brown ink on paper 9 x 14.9 cm 
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Rembrandt 1626-27 Bust of a Man in a Gorget and a Feathered Beret 
oil on oak panel 40 x 29.4 cm

Rembrandt 1626-30 Beggar 
etching on paper 12.2 x 9.5 cm

Rembrandt 1626-30 Self-Portrait Leaning Forward 
etching on paper 6.4 x 5 cm ( plate )

Rembrandt 1626-30 Self-Portrait with Wide Nose 
etching on paper 7.1 x 5.9 cm

Rembrandt 1626-30 Self-Portrait, Listening, Leaning Forward 
etching on paper 6.5 x 5.2 cm

Rembrandt 1626-32 Bearded Old Man with High Forehead 
etching on paper 8.7 x 7.3 cm

Rembrandt 1626-35 Man with Beard and Hat 
etching on paper 5 c 4.1 cm ( plate )

Rembrandt 1627 David, Presenting the Head of Goliath to King Saul 
oil on panel 27.5 x 39.5 cm 
Kunstmuseum, Basel

Rembrandt 1627 Parable of the Rich Man 
oil on oak 31.9 x 42.5 cm 
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Rembrandt 1627 St. Paul in Prison 
oil on panel 72.8 x 60.2 cm 
Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart

Rembrandt 1627-28 Outskirts of a Town with Walls and a Doorway 
pen and indian ink and brown wash on paper 15.2 x 14.3 cm 
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

Rembrandt 1627-28 Simeon in the Temple 
oil on panel 55.4 x 43.7 cm 
Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Rembrandt 1627-29c Soldier on Horseback Blowing a Trumpet 
pen and bistre and grey washes 28 x 22.8 cm 
Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam

Rembrandt 1627-31 Beggar with Deformed Hand, Leaning on a Stick 
etching 9 x 4.2 cm

Rembrandt 1627-31 Kneeling Hieronymous 
etching on paper 38.9 x 33.2 cm

Rembrandt 1627-31 Peter and John Healed a Lame Man at the Temple Gate 
etching on paper 22.1 x 16.9 cm

Rembrandt 1627-31 Self-Portrait with Fur Hat 
etching on paper 6.2 x 5 cm

Rembrandt 1627-31 The Blind Tobias 
etching on paper 7.8 x 5.5 cm

Rembrandt 1627-31 The Small Lion Hunt 
etching on paper 15.8 x 11.8 cm

Rembrandt 1627-32 Head of a Man with Fur Hat, Shouting 
etching on paper 3.5 x 2.8 cm

Rembrandt 1627-35 Head of an Old Woman 
etching on paper 3.5 x 4.3 cm

Rembrandt 1627c Man Pulling a Rope 
red chalk 27.3 x 17.6 cm 
Graphische Sammlung, Munich, Germany

Rembrandt 1627c Self-Portrait 
oil on wood 24 x 17 cm 
Staatliche Museen, Kassel

Rembrandt 1628 Self-Portrait 
oil on panel 22.6 x 18.7 cm 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Rembrandt 1627c Study of an Archer 
red chalk heightened with white 27.7 x 17.7 cm  
Graphische Sammlung, Munich, Germany

Rembrandt 1627c Study of an Archer 
red chalk heightened with white 30.6 x 16.2 cm 
Kupferstichkabinet, Dresden, Germany

Rembrandt 1628 Blind Man Leaning on a Stick 
pen and bistre 13 x 11.5 cm

 Rembrandt 1628 Rembrandt's Mother 
etching on paper 6.3 x 6.4 cm

Rembrandt 1628 Rembrandt's Mother 
etching retouched with black chalk on paper 6.5 x 5.8 cm

Rembrandt 1628 Rembrandt's Mother 
etching on paper 6.5 x 6.3 cm

Rembrandt 1628 Samson and Delilah 
oil on panel 59.5 x 49.5 cm
 Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

Rembrandt 1628 The Artist in His Studio 
oil on panel 25.1 x 31.9 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Rembrandt 1628 Two Old Men Disputing ( Peter and Paul? ) 
oil on oak panel 72.4 x 59.7 cm 
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Rembrandt 1628-29 Self-Portrait 
sketch on paper 12.7 x 9.4 cm 
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Rembrandt 1628-29c A Scholar by Candlelight 
oil on copper 13.9 x 13.9 cm 
Collection of Isabel and Alfred Bader, Milwaukee

Rembrandt 1628-29c Beggar Couple with a Dog 
pen and bistre 16.5 x 14.5 cm

Rembrandt 1628-29c Beggar Woman Leaning on a Stick 
pen and brush 13.5 x 12 cm

Rembrandt 1628-29c Man in a Flat Cap 
pen and bistre 14.4 x 10.8 cm 
Kupferstichkabinett, Dresden, Germany

Rembrandt 1628-29c Oriental 
pen and brush in olive brown bistre 17.3 x 10.8 cm 
École des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Rembrandt 1628-29c Rembrandt's Mother 
pen and brush 12 x 10.5 cm

Rembrandt 1628-29c Standing Beggar Turned to the Right 
29.2 x 17 cm 
Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam

Rembrandt 1628-29c Young Worker Leaning on a Spade 
pen and bistre 14.4 x 8.6 cm

Rembrandt 1628-30 Head of an Old Man ( in a Cap ) 
oil on oak panel 24.3 x 20.3 cm 
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Rembrandt 1628-31 Bust of a Bald Man with a Fur Coat 
etching on paper 6.6 x 5.8 cm

Rembrandt 1628-31 Self-Portrait with Shaggy Hair 
etching on paper 6 x 5.6 cm

Rembrandt 1628-32 Beggar in a High Cap, Standing and Leaning on a Stick 
etching on ivory laid paper 15.3 x 10.8 cm ( sheet ) 
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Rembrandt 1628-32 Beggar Warming Hands at a Brazier 
etching on paper 7.7 x 4.6 cm

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