British Museum Rembrandt The Printmaker

Rembrandt The Printmaker

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This rare and out of print catalogue features the extensive holdings of Rembrandt prints in both the British Museum and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Rembrandt was the most original printmaker of all time. In no fewer than 300 images he covered the full range of styles and subjects for which he is celebrated, including self-portraits, scenes from the Bible, vignettes of everyday life and character studies. The well-known 'Hundred Guilder print', the 'Three Trees' and the 'Three Crosses' are among his most extraordinary creations. He was also famously experimental, often reworking and scratching at his copper plates to improve and extend their expressive power. The results can look startlingly modern, and continue to inspire artists today.

The book uses paper research and watermark research and various radiogenic techniques such as low energy X-ray, beta radiography and electron microscopy to understand more about these prints. The research makes it possible not only to follow the progress of Rembrandt's work on each plate, but also revealing details of his practice of revising the images at various times during his life. 

This is a very important book for the art lovers interested in Rembrandt etchings and is getting hard to find and expensive. Snap up a copy while you can. 

Details
  • Author: Erik Hinterding
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Date published: August 2000
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Very good - The book is in nice, clean condition in the dust jacket. The jacket is clean and complete with a little bumping and creasing along the top edge. 
  • ISBN: 978-0714126258
  • Product Dimensions: 29 x 25.2 cm

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