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 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, slightly 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 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

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 D.C.

1631c Bust of Woman in High Headdress with Loose Chin Strap etching on paper 6.2 x 5.6 cm

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 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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