Friday, November 23, 2012

Study delivers new insights into Rembrandt's etching techniques, many printed after his death

Art Daily Newlsetter
Zelfportret met hoed met slappe rand en geborduurde mantel, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1631.

AMSTERDAM.- In January, seven new volumes will be published, showcasing the work of the most influential etcher of all time, Rembrandt van Rijn. 

Erik Hinterding (a curator at the Rijksmuseum) and Jaco Rutgers travelled the world to examine more than 18,000 impressions made from all 315 etchings produced by the artist between 1625 and 1665. In the course of their research, they made some unexpected discoveries about the etching techniques used by Rembrandt. As a result, we now have a much better appreciation of the master’s printing techniques, and we can determine, for example, whether an etching was made by Rembrandt himself, or in another studio much later. 
To mark the publication of the new Hollstein volumes, the Rijksmuseum is exhibiting 36 etchings by Rembrandt. These works offer an excellent sense of Rembrandt's etching techniques, while also helping to clarify the results of Erik Hinterding and Jaco Rutgers& ... More

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