The School of Rembrandt, Adam and Eve by Amand Durand (Paris, 1831 - 1905) after Harmensz van Rijn Rembrandt
The School of Rembrandt, Etching, Adam and Eve by Amand Durand (Paris, 1831 - 1905) after Harmensz van Rijn Rembrandt
|Artist:||The School of Rembrandt (1600 - 1700)|
|Title:||Adam and Eve by Amand Durand (Paris, 1831 - 1905) after Harmensz van Rijn Rembrandt|
|Image Size:||7 3/4 in x 6 1/8 in (19.7 cm x 15.6 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||17 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in (44.5 cm x 31.8 cm)|
|Framed Size:||24 1/4 in x 22 1/4 in (61.6 cm x 56.5 cm)|
|Edition:||This work is a high quality heliogravure by Amand Durand (Paris, 1831 - 1905) after the original etching by Harmensz van Rijn Rembrandt (Leiden, 1606 - Amsterdam, 1669).|
|Condition:||This piece is in excellent condition.|
|24 Hour Sale:||40% Off: $1,200|
Created after the original etching by Rembrandt, this heliogravure depicts the crucial moment right before Eve takes the fateful bite from the forbidden fruit.This image is noteworthy for its more realistic portrayal of Adam and Eve, as they are conveyed as flawed rather than idealized figures.
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|This piece offers the viewer a more realistic glimpse of Adam and Eve, one in
which their bodies and faces are not idealized but conveyed in realistic proportion.
This foreboding image captures the instance before Eve takes a bite of the forbidden
fruit. The serpent lurks eerily to the upper right, shrouded in shadow and hovering
just above Eve's head, awaiting her demise. Eve clutches the fruit greedily
with both hands as Adam attempts to stop her. The natural setting, abundant
with vegetation, is beautiful and scenic, a true paradise. Despite the somewhat
haunting moment captured in this scene, the artist adds charming touches, such
as the small elephant in the distance walking by.
This high quality heliogravure by Armand Durand (Paris, 1831 - 1905) is printed on Oriental Japon paper with large margins. Armand Durand was a master engraver who greatly admired the Old Masters of the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. He recreated the images of these Old Masters in order to preserve the original quality for future generations.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
1. Bartsch. The Illustrated Bartsch Vol. 50. Edited by Stephanie S. Dickey. New York: Abaris Books, 1981. Illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 28.
2. Biörklund, George, Rembrandt's Etchings: True and False, 1968. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. BB 38-D.
3. Hind, Arthur. A Catalogue of Rembrandt's Etchings. New York, 1967. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 159.
4. Münz, Ludwig. Rembrandt's Etchings: Reproductions of the Whole Original Etched Work, Vol. 1. London: Phaidon Press, 1952. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 197.
5. Münz, Ludwig. Rembrandt's Etchings: Reproductions of the Whole Original Etched Work, Vol.2. London: Phaidon Press, 1952. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no.177.
6. Nowell-Usticke, G.W. Rembrandt's Etchings. Narberth, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. B 28.
7. White, Christopher & Karel Boon. Rembrandt's Etchings, Vol. I: Text. Amsterdam, 1969. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. B.28.
8. White, Christopher & Karel Boon. Rembrandt's Etchings, Vol. II: Plates. Amsterdam, 1969. Illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. B.28.
9. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
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Biography of The School of Rembrandt
Harmensz van Rijn Rembrandt's (Leiden, 1606 - Amsterdam, 1669) school in Amsterdam was one of the busiest art enterprises of the 17th century. As a talented and popular teacher with more than 50 documented students, Rembrandt created not only a name for himself but for his school as well. His name lives on through his own vast artistic oeuvre and through the works that his students created that greatly resemble his artistic style. From paintings to drawings to etchings, his students explored a variety of artistic mediums, creating works of great artistic merit.
Drawing, in particular, played a crucial role in Rembrandt's teaching methods. Rembrandt would create drawings for his students to imitate, and he and his pupils would sketch the same models and landscapes side by the side. As a result of these immersive training methods, Rembrandt's drawings and those of his students retain many stylistic similarities.
Works by the School of Rembrandt display traits that define Rembrandt's artistic style: the delicate handling of line, rendering of expressions and gestures, and description of light. Rembrandt's works display an active use of light and shadow on his figures creating a dramatic chiaroscuro effect while his subjects appear to come to life with their remarkably detailed and human expressions. His students learned such methods from him and expertly applied them to their own works.
Amongst some of Rembrandt's more notable students are Ferdinand Bol (1616 -1680), Gerrit Dou (1613-1675), Carel Fabritius (1622 - 1654), Govert Flinck (1615 - 1660), and Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627 - 1678).
~Derived from http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/rembrandt_drawings/