The School of Rembrandt, Adam and Eve by Amand Durand (Paris, 1831 – 1905) after Harmensz van Rijn Rembrandt
Signed 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)|
|Condition:||This piece is in excellent condition.|
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Historical Description of this artwork
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:
The original etching by Rembrandt from which this work is based on is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).
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.
About the Framing:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.
What Do I Get With My Purchase?
The Certificate of Authenticity accompanies this work, guaranteeing its authenticity for as long as you own it.
All catalogue raisonné and historical documentation is included with your purchase.
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The School of Rembrandt Biography
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/