Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Rembrandt – part 12

1652 Self-Portrait oil on canvas 112 x 81.5 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

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 12 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 - 11 also.


1650s Man in a Red Cloak oil on wood 38 x 31 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1650s Man in Armour oil on canvas 102 x 91 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1650s mid Portrait of Hendrickje Stoffels oil on canvas 78.4 x 68.9 cm The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1651 Bathers etching on Oriental paper 10.9 x 13.5 cm

1651 Noli me Tangere oil on canvas 65 x 79 cm Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig, Germany

1651 Portrait of an Old Man oil on canvas 79 x 76 cm Chatsworth House, Derbyshire UK

1651 Study Sheet with Self-Portrait etching on paper 11.2 x 9.2 cm

1651 The Blindness of Tobit etching and drypoint on ivory laid paper 16 x 12.9 cm

1651 The Goldweigher's Field etching and drypoint on ivory Japanese paper 11.9 x 32.1 cm

1651 The Kitchen Maid oil on canvas 78 x 64 cm Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

1651 The Print Vendor Clement de Jonghe etching on paper 20.7 x 16.1 cm

1651-55 Landscape with Shepherd and Dog etching and drypoint on paper 12.9 x 15.7 cm

1651-55 St. Jerome Reading in an Italian Landscape etching, drypoint and burin on paper 26 x 20.9 cm

1651-55 The Flight into Egypt etching, burin, and drypoint on ivory laid paper 21.3 x 28.5 cm

1651c Landscape with the House with the Little Tower pen and brown ink and brown wash on paper 9.7 x 21.5 cm The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles CA

1651c The Spanish Gypsy 'Preciosa' etching on off-white laid paper 13.5 x 11.4 cm

1652 Christ Disputing with the Doctors etching and drypoint on cream laid paper 12.1 x 21.5 cm

1652 Christ Disputing with the Doctors etching and drypoint on cream laid paper 12.1 x 21.5 cm

1652 David in Prayer etching and drypoint on paper 14.3 x 9.5 cm

1652 Home Nestled Among Trees drypoint on paper 12.4 x 21 cm

1652 Landscape with Hay barn and Flock of Sheep etching and drypoint on ivory paper 8.3 x 17.4 cm

1652 Portrait of a Man oil on canvas 94 x 74.9 cm Faringdon Collection, Oxfordshire UK

1652 Portrait of Nicolaes Bruyningh oil on canvas 107.5 x 91.5 cm Staatliche Museen, Kassel, Germany

1652-54 Portrait of an Old Man in Red oil on canvas 108 x 86 cm The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

1652-56 The Adoration of the Shepherds etching and drypoint on paper 10.5 x 13 cm

1652-56 The Entombment etching, drypoint and burin on paper 21.1 x 16.1 cm

1652-56 The Presentation in the Temple etching and drypoint on paper 20.9 x 16 cm

1652-57 Kostverloren Castle in Decay pen and brown ink, with brush and wash on cream laid paper 10.9 x 17.5 cm

1652c Faust etching, drypoint and engraving on ivory Japanese paper 20.9 x 16.1 cm

1652c Portrait of a Man brown ink, brown wash, black chalk, white gouache, and scratchwork on off-white antique laid paper 18.6 x 15.8 cm Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge MA

1652c St. Jerome Reading in a Landscape 25 x 20.7 cm Kunsthalle, Hamburg

1653 Aristotle with a Bust of Homer oil on canvas 143.5 x 136.5 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1653 Christ Crucified between Two Thieves (The Three Crosses) drypoint and burin on ivory laid paper 38.5 x 45.4 cm

1653-55c Titus oil on canvas 77 x 63 cm Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

1653-57 The Proclamation to the Shepherds sketch on paper 18.9 x 28 cm

1653-57 Thomas Haringh/ Old Haringh etching, drypoint and burin on paper 19.6 x 14.8 cm

1653-57c Jacob shown the Bloodstained Coat of Joseph pen and brown ink and brown wash on paper 16.4 x 22.1 cm Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge UK

1654 A Woman Bathing oil on oak panel 61.8 x 47 cm The National Gallery, London

1654 Bathsheba with David’s Letter oil on canvas 142 x 142 cm The Louvre, Paris

1654 Christ at Emmaus etching on paper 20.8 x 15.9 cm

1654 Christ Returning from the Temple with Joseph and Mary etching and drypoint on ivory laid paper 9.4 x 14.4 cm

1654 Christ Seated Disputing with the Doctors etching on paper 9.4 x 14.5 cm

1654 Portrait of an Old Jew oil on canvas 109 x 85 cm The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

1654 Portrait of an Old Woman oil on canvas 109 x 84 cm The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

1654 Portrait of Jan Six oil on canvas 112 x 102 cm Six-Foundation, Amsterdam

1654 Self-Portrait oil on canvas 72 x 58.5 cm Staaliche Kunstsammlungen Kassel

1654 The Circumcision in the Stable etching on ivory laid paper 9.6 x 14.5 cm

1654 The Descent from the Cross by Torchlight etching and drypoint on off-white laid paper 20.8 x 16.1 cm

1654 The Flight into Egypt; Crossing a Brook etching and drypoint on ivory laid paper 9.4 x 14.4 cm

1654 The Golf Player etching on ivory laid paper 9.5 x 14.3 cm

1654 The Standard Bearer (Floris Soop) oil on canvas 140.3 x 114.9 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1654 The Virgin and Child with the Cat and Snake etching on cream Japanese paper 9.1 x 14.2 cm

1654 Young Woman Trying Earrings oil on panel 39.5 x 32.5 cm The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

1654-56 Nude Woman Seated on a Stool pen and brown ink and brown wash on ivory laid paper 21.2 x 17.4 cm

1654-56 Portrait of Hendrickje Stoffels oil on canvas 101.9 x 83.7 cm The National Gallery, London

1654-56c Shah Jahan and Dara Shikoh pen and brown ink and brown wash, heightened with white gouache on Japanese paper 21.3 x 17.8 cm The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles CA

1654-58 Portrait of Arnold Tholinx

Arnold Tholinx, a well-known physician in Amsterdam, was a brother-in-law of Jan Six, a friend of Rembrandt’s. That is perhaps how the artist came to be commissioned to make this portrait. It is executed with a confident, yet meticulous hand as an etching with drypoint, and it emphasises Tholinx’s scholarship: he is seated at a table, looking up from his books, still holding his reading glasses.

1654-58 Portrait of Arnold Tholinx etching, drypoint and burin on paper 19.7 x 14.8 cm

1654-60c A Young Woman Seated in an Armchair 16.3 x 14.3 cm The British Museum, London

1654c Flora oil on canvas 100 x 91.8 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1654c Rembrandt's Studio with a Model pen and wash on paper 20.6 x 19.1 cm Ashmolean Museum, Oxford UK

1654c The Presentation in the Temple in the Dark Manner etching and drypoint with burin on ivory laid paper 20.9 x 16.2 cm

1655 Abraham's Sacrifice etching and drypoint on white laid paper 15.4 x 13.1 cm

1655 Christ Presented to the People (Ecce Homo) drypoint on paper Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris

1655 Christ Presented to the People drypoint on paper 36 x 45.5 cm

1655 Daniel's Vision of the Four Beasts etching, drypoint and burin on paper 13.4 x 8.2 cm

1655 David and Goliath etching, drypoint and burin on paper 12 x 7.6 cm

1655 Jacob's Ladder etching, drypoint and burin on paper 11 x 7.2 cm

1655 Joseph Accused by Potiphar's Wife oil on canvas 113 x 90 cm Staatliche Museen, Berlin

1655 Man in Armour oil on canvas 137.5 x 104.5 cm Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

1655 Pieter Haringh etching, drypoint and burin on paper 11.7 x 10.5 cm

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