Rembrandt and the English Painter-Etchers of the 19th Century

ISBN: 978935166287
Artist(s): Rembrandt
Author(s): Robin Garton, Gerald Volker Grimm, Gerhard van der Grinten
Format: Hardback
Edition: -
Year published: 2005
Publisher: Stiftung Museum Schloss Moyland
Publisher Location: Bedburg-Hau
Total Pages: 422
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout in black and white


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Rembrandt’s art was of great significance for the movement of English painter-etchers that emerged in the second half of the 19th century. The English artists were trying to re-establish etching as an autonomous art form.

Rembrandt perfected etching in the 17th century and his innovations served as an example to the English artists of the time. Without sketching the prints as preperation, the artists made their drawings directly on the etching-plate. It was in these times, that the term original-graphic was developed, which was bound to certain regulations: limited editions, a specifically chosen subject, high-quality paper and print.

The catalogue illustrates the fascinating and diverse connections between rembrandt’s prints and those of the painter-etchers of the late 19th century. Concise essays offer essential background information on the numerous illustrations.

Text in German and English.


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