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 
The 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 
The 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 
The 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, CA

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

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, UK

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 
ink and wash 21.2 x 32.6 cm 
Museum Bredius, The Hague, Netherlands

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, Netherlands

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 
etching 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

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 
The 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, MA

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, Ohio

1633 Portrait of a Woman 
oil on wood 67.9 x 50.2 cm
The 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, Texas

1633 Portrait of a Young Woman with a Fan
oil on canvas 125.7 x 101 cm 
The 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 
oil on oak panel 67.4 x 55.2 cm 
Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany