Saturday, 28 June 2014

Rembrandt – part 4

1630c Self-Portrait 
oil on panel 70 x 57 cm 
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK


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 4 of a 14 - part post on the works of Rembrandt. For full biographical notes see part 1, the introduction. For earlier works, see parts 2 - 3 also.



1630 Smiling Self-Portrait with Hat 
etching on paper 5.4 x 4.9 cm

1630 The Good Samaritan 
oil on canvas 68.5 x 57.3 cm 
© The Wallace Collection, London

1630 The Good Samaritan 
sketch on paper 11.1 x 13.7 cm

1630 The Presentation in the Temple with the Angel
 etching on paper 10.2 x 7.8 cm

1630-31 An Old Man in Military Costume 
oil on panel 66 x 50.8 cm  
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

1630-31 Self-Portrait in Cloak with Flat Collar 
etching, drypoint and burin on paper 6.4 x 5.4 cm

1630-31 The Raising of Lazarus 
oil on oak panel 96.4 x 81.3 cm 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

1630-31c Andromeda 
oil on panel 34.1 x 24.5 cm 
Mauritshuis, The Hague

1630-31c Diana at the Bath 
black chalk, washed with bistre 18.1 x 16.4 cm 
British Museum, London

1630-33c Susanna and the Elders
 sanguine on paper 23.5 x 36.4 cm 
Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin

1630-34 A Cavalry Battle 
etching on paper 10.6 x 8.1 cm

1630-34 A Pole Leaning on his Stick 
etching on canvas 8.2 x 4.3 cm

1630-34 Rider Seen from the Back
 etching on paper 8.2 x 5.8 cm

1630-34 Study Sheet ( fragment ) Self-Portrait 
etching on paper 5. x 5.5 cm

1630-34 Study Sheet with Self-Portrait etc. etching 
on paper 9.9 x 10.5 cm

1630-34 The Holy Family 
etching on paper 9.5 x 7.2 cm

1630-34 The Raising of Lazarus 
etching and burin retouched in black pen 36.6 x 25.8 cm

1630-34 The Small Lion Hunt, with Two Lions 
etching on paper 15.5 x 12.3 cm

1630-35 Self-Portrait 
oil on wood 22 x 17 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1630-39 Bearded Old Man with a High Forehead 
etching on paper 7.4 x 6.5 cm

1630c An Artist in his Studio 
pen and brown ink on paper 21.9 x 17 cm 
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

1630c Beggar Leaning on a Stick, Facing Left 
etching on ivory laid paper 8.5 x 4.7 cm ( plate )

1630c Beggar with a Wooden Leg 
etching on ivory laid paper 11.3 x 6.6 cm ( plate )

1630c Bust of a Bearded Old Man red chalk, lightly touched with white chalk 11.4 x 91 cm 
The Louvre, Paris

1630c Bust of an Apostle 
red chalk 16.8 x 13.5 cm 
Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany

1630c Ragged Peasant with His Hands behind Him, Holding a Stick 
etching on ivory laid paper 9.3 x 6.7 cm ( plate )

1630c Seated Old Man 
red chalk 14.4 x 14.6 cm 
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

1630c The White Negress 
etching on paper 9.2 x 7.7 cm ( plate )

mid 1630s Self-Portrait  
12.3 x 13.7 cm  
Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin

1630s Study Head of an Old Man 
oil on wood 21 x 18 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1631 An Old Woman Reading, Probably the Prophetess Hannah 
oil on panel 60 x 48 cm

1631 Bearded Man with Fur hat and Oriental Mantle ( Father of Rembrandt? ) 
etching and burin on paper 14.5 x 12.8 cm

1631 Bearded Old Man Seated in an Arm-Chair 
red chalk 25 x 17 cm

1631 Beggar Seated with his Dog 
etching and burin on paper 10.9 x 8.1 cm

1631 Beggar with Outstretched Left Arm 
etching on paper 6.3 x 4.1 cm

1631 Bust of a Beardless Man in a Fur Cloak and Cap 
etching on paper 7 x 5.8 cm

1631 Bust of a Young Man with a Cap 
etching on paper 6.4 x 5.8 cm

1631 Bust of an Old Man 
oil on panel 59.5 x 51.2 cm 
Private Collection, UK

1631 Farmer Standing with Hands Behind Back 
etching and burin on paper 5.9 x 5 cm

1631 Man Peeing 
etching on paper 8.3 x 4.9 cm

1631 Old Man with a Gold Chain 
oil on panel 83.1 x 75.7 cm 
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1631 Old Man with a Long Beard 
etching on paper 6.8 x 6.6 cm

1631 Old Man with Beard with Downward Gaze 
etching retouched with brown pen on paper 12 x 11.8 cm

1631 Old Woman in a Fur-Trimmed Coat and Heavy Headdress 
etching on paper 5.8 x 5.3 cm

1631 Old Woman Sitting in a Hut with String of Onions on the Wall ( The Onion Woman ) 
etching on paper 12.7 x 8.5 cm

1631 Portrait of a Scholar  
oil on canvas 104.5 x 92 cm 
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

1631 Portrait of Nicolaes Ruts
Born in Cologne, Nicolaes Ruts (1573-1638) was a merchant who traded with Russia, the source no doubt, of the rich furs in which he posed for this portrait. Rembrandt's likeness of him, perhaps the first portrait commission the artist received from someone outside of his own family, was painted presumably for Ruts' daughter Susanna. A 1636 inventory of her property listed the picture of her father as "the portrait of Nicolaes Ruts made be Rembrandt."

1631 Portrait of Nicolaes Ruts 
oil on mahogany panel 116.8 x 87.3 cm 
Frick Collection, New York

1631 Rembrandt's Mother Sitting, with Oriental Headdress 
etching on paper 14.5 x 12.9 cm

1631 Rembrandt's Mother with her Hand on her Chest 
etching on paper 9.4 x 6.7 cm

1631 Scholar Reading 
oil on panel 60 x 48 cm 
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

1631 Self-Portrait with Hat with Floppy Brim and Embroidered Mantle 
etching on paper 9.6 x 7.6 cm

1631 Self-Portrait with Hat with Floppy Brim and Embroidered Mantle 
etching on paper 14.8 x 13.1 cm

1631 Self-Portrait with Thick Fur Hat 
etching on paper 6.3 x 5.7 cm

1631 St. Peter in Prison ( The Apostle Peter Kneeling ) 
oil on panel 
Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1631 The Blind Violinist
 etching and burin on paper 7.8 x 5.3 cm

1631 The Leper 
etching on paper 9.4 x 6.4 cm

1631 The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple 
oil on panel 60.9 x 47.8 cm 
Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands

1631-33 Self-Portrait in Oriental Attire with Poodle 
oil on oak panel 66.5 x 52 cm 
Petit Palais, Paris

1631-35 Joseph's Coat is Shown to Jacob 
etching on paper 10.7 x 8.1 cm

1631-1700 Woman Peeing 
etching on paper 7.5 x 6.8 cm

1631c Bearded Old Man 
red chalk with slight touches of black chalk 13.7 x 13.8 cm 
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1631c Bust of Woman in High Headdress with Loose Chin Strap 
etching on paper 

1631c Minerva 
oil on oak panel 60.5 x 49 cm 
Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

1631c Old Man Seated in an Armchair, Full-Length 
22.6 x 15.7 cm 
Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin

1631c Sheet of Studies 
pen and bistre 11.6 x 15.6 cm

1631c The Abduction of Proserpina 
oil on oak panel 84.8 x 79.7 cm 
Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

1631c The Reading 
pen and brush, washes in grey 18 x 20 cm

1632 Man in Oriental Costume 
oil on canvas 152.7 x 111.1 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1632 Man Sharpening a Quill 
oil on canvas 102 x 82 cm 
Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, Germany

1632 Philosopher in Meditation 
28 x 34 cm The Louvre, Paris

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