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 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1650s Man in Armour 
oil on canvas 102 x 91 cm 
The 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 Japan 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, Russia

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 Japan 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 
pand and wash sketch 25 x 20.7 cm Kunsthalle, Hamburg

1653 Aristotle with a Bust of Homer 
oil on canvas 143.5 x 136.5 cm 
The 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 
ink 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, Russia

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

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 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1654 The Virgin and Child with the Cat and Snake 
etching on cream Japan 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, Russia

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 Japan 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 
sketch 16.3 x 14.3 cm The British Museum, London

1654c Flora 
oil on canvas 100 x 91.8 cm 
The 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, UK

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

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