Monday, 30 June 2014

Rembrandt – part 5

1632 Pieter van Bleeck "Portrait of Rembrandt Van Ryn" mezzotint 35.4 x 25.3 cm

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 5 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 - 4 also.


1632 Portrait of a Girl Wearing a Gold-trimmed Cloak oil on panel 59 x 44 cm Private Collection

1632 Portrait of a Man oil on wood 75.6 x 52.1 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1632 Portrait of a Man, probably a Member of the Van Beresteyn Family oil on canvas 111.8 x 88.9 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1632 Portrait of a Woman, probably a Member of the Van Beresteyn Family oil on canvas 111.8 x 88.9 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1632 Portrait of a Young Woman oil on panel 60 x 50 cm Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

1632 Portrait of a Young Woman Seated oil on canvas 92 x 71 cm Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Gemäldegalerie, Vienna

1632 Portrait of a Young Woman with a Black Cap

This portrait of A Young Woman in a Black Cap was "bought" by the Nazi leader Hermann Goering during the war and, after a succession of owners, sold again at Sotheby's in 2009.  Once thought to have been painted by a follower of Rembrandt, the Rembrandt Research Group now gives full authorship, after a recent cleaning, to the master himself.

1632 Portrait of a Young Woman with a Black Cap oil on canvas mounted on panel 68.7 x 53.5 cm

1632 Portrait of a Young Woman with a Black Cap (detail) oil on canvas mounted on panel 68.7 x 53.5 cm

1632 Portrait of Aeltje Pietersdr. Uylenburgh oil on panel 73.7 x 55.8 cm Mauritshuis, The Hague

1632 Portrait of Amalia van Solms oil on canvas 69.5 x 54.5 cm Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris

1632 Portrait of an Old Man oil on panel 66.9 x 50.7 cm Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge

1632 Portrait of Jacob de Gheyn (III) oil on oak panel 29.9 x 24.9 cm Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

1632 Portrait of Joris de Caulerij oil on canvas mounted on panel 102.4 x 84.3 cm Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

1632 Portrait of Marten Looten oil on oak panel 92.8 x 74.9 cm Los Angeles County Museum od Art, Los Angeles

1632 Portrait of Maurits Huygens oil on oak panel 31.2 x 24.6 cm Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany

1632 Self Portrait Wearing a Hat oil on panel 21.8 x 16.3 cm Private Collection

1632 Self-Portrait with Wide-Brimmed Hat oil on panel 64.4 x 47.6 cm Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

1632 St. Jerome Praying etching and drypoint on paper 10.9 x 8.1 cm (plate)

1632 Susanna van Collen, Wife of Jean Pellicorne with her daughter Anna oil on canvas 155.3 x 122.5 cm © The Wallace Collection, London

1632c Jean Pellicorne with his son Caspar oil on canvas 155.5 x 123 cm © The Wallace Collection, London

1632 The Abduction of Europa oil on oak panel 64.6 x 78.7 cm The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles CA

1632 The Abduction of Europa (detail)

1632 The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp oil on canvas 169.5 x 216.5 cm Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands

1632 The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (detail)

1632 The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (detail)

1632 The Press etching on paper 10.8 x 7.9 cm

1632 The Press etching on paper 12.3 x 8.8 cm

1632 View of Rhenen 21.2 x 32.6 cm Museum Bredius, The Hague

1632 Young Woman in Profile oil on canvas 72 x 55 cm Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

1632-33 Christ in the House of Mary and Martha pen and brown ink on paper 15.8 x 19.4 cm Teylers Museum, Haarlem

1632-33 Eli and Elkanah pen and bistre 14.5 x 12 cm

1632-33c Scholar in a Barret pen and bistre 15.5 x 16.3 cm

1632-33c The Entombment of Christ pen and wash 19 x 26 cm

1632-36 Self-Portrait etching on buff laid paper 5.1 x 4.5 cm (plate)

1632-36 Two Tramps, a Man and a Woman 6.3 x 4.8 cm (plate)

1632-37 Street Musicians (Buskers) etching on paper 14.1 x 11.6 cm

1632-37 The Crucifixion etching on paper 9.5 x 6.7 cm

1632-37 The Treasure Medal (The Tribute Money) etching, drypoint and burin on paper 7.3 x 10.3 cm

1632-39 Man with Wide-Brimmed Hat ink on light brown paper 16 x 9.8 cm Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

1632-46 Passion Cycle for Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange:

Seven paintings illustrating the life of Christ, commissioned by the Dutch Stadholder (chief magistrate) Frederik Hendrik, and painted by Rembrandt between 1632 and 1646.


1631 Christ on the Cross oil on canvas mounted on wood 92.9 x 72.6 cm © Eglise du Mas-d'Agenais, France

1633c The Raising of the Cross black chalk and wash in indian ink 23.2 x 18.7 cm Albertina, Vienna

1633c The Raising of the Cross oil on canvas 95 7 x 72.2 cm Alte Pinakothek, Munich

1632-33 The Deposition oil on cedar panel 89.4 x 65.2 cm Alte Pinakothek, Munich

1633-35 The Entombment of Christ oil on panel (sketch) 32.3 x 40.5 cm Hunterian Museum, Glasgow UK

1635-39 The Entombment oil on canvas 92.6 x 68.9 cm

1636-39 The Ressurection oil on canvas mounted on panel 91.9 x 67 cm Alte Pinakothek, Munich

1636 The Ascension oil on canvas 93 x 68.7 cm Alte Pinakothek, Munich

1646 Adoration of the Shepherds oil on canvas 97 x 71.5 cm Alte Pinakothek, Munich
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1632c Old Man with Beard, Fur Cap and Velvet Cloak etching on paper 15 x 13.1 cm (plate)

1632c Sheet of Studies with Self-Portrait etching on paper 9.9 x 103 cm

1632c Study of a Female Nude black chalk 16 x 12 cm

1632c Turbaned Soldier on Horseback etching on paper 8 x 5.6 cm

1633 A Young Woman at her Toilet 64 x 55 cm National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

1633 Bald-Headed Old Man with a Short Beard etching on paper 5.6 x 3.8 cm cm

1633 Bellona oil on canvas 127 x 97.5 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1633 Bust of a Man in Oriental Dress oil on oak panel 85.8 x 63.8 cm Alte Pinakothek, Munich

1633 Bust of a Young and Laughing Woman, possibly a Portrait of Saskia van Uylenburgh oil on oak panel 52.5 x 44 cm Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

1633 Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee oil on canvas 160 x 127 cm (whereabouts unknown - stolen from) Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston MA

1633 Daniel and Cyrus before the Idol Bel oil on panel 23.4 x 30.1 cm The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles CA

1633 Jan Pietersz. Bruyningh, and His Wife Hillegont Pietersdr. Moutmaker oil on canvas 131 x 107 cm Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

1633 Joseph Tells his Dreams to his Parents and his Brothers oil on paper 51 x 39 cm

1633 Joseph's Coat Brought to Jacob etching and drypoint on white laid paper 10.8 x 8 cm (plate)

1633 Portrait of a Bearded Man in a Red Doublet oil on panel 50.8 c 63.5 cm Private Collection

1633 Portrait of a Bearded Man in a Wide-Brimmed Hat oil on panel 69.9 x 54.6 cm Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena CA

1633 Portrait of a Man Rising from his Chair oil on canvas 48.9 x 38.7 cm Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati OH

1633 Portrait of a Woman oil on wood 67.9 x 50.2 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1633 Portrait of a Young Woman oil on wood 65.2 x 48.7 cm Museum of Fine arts, Houston TX

1633 Portrait of a Young Woman with a Fan. oil on canvas 125.7 x 101 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1633 Portrait of Jan Harmensz Krul oil on canvas 128.5 x 100.5cm Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Kassel, Germany

1633 Portrait of Johannes Wtenbogaert oil on canvas 130 x  103 cm

1633 Portrait of Maertgen van Bilderbeecq il on oak panel 67.4 x 55.2 cm Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany