Rembrandt: The Consummate Etcher and Other 17th Century Printmakers

An exhibition of work by Rembrandt and fifteen contemporaries examines they approached similar themes and adapted their media to these subjects.

Rembrandt is generally considered one of the most important figures in western art history. This ranking has been remarkably stable in the three hundred years since his death and is due, in part, to his virtuoso style, the wide range of subject matter he dealt with in his work, and his prolific output. Typically, it is his painting that garners the most attention with the public, but his etchings demonstrate the same genius, variety of subjects, and vitality, that he generated with his brush. This exhibition brings together the printed work of Rembrandt and fifteen of his contemporaries. It has been arranged in thematic groups, landscapes, genre, portraits, and religious subjects, so that visitors may discover how different artists approached these themes and adapted their media to the subjects.


Number of objects: 40

Installation Space: 175 linear feet
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