The School of Rembrandt, Christ and the Woman of Samaria, Among Ruins
Signed The School of Rembrandt etching, Christ and the Woman of Samaria, Among Ruins
|Artist:||The School of Rembrandt (1600 - 1700)|
|Title:||Christ and the Woman of Samaria, Among Ruins|
|Image Size:||4 1/4 in x 4 7/8 in (10.8 cm x 12.4 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||4 1/4 in x 4 7/8 in (10.8 cm x 12.4 cm)|
|Framed Size:||21 3/4 in x 22 1/2 in (55.2 cm x 57.2 cm)|
|Signature:||Signed and dated in the plate in the upper right, 'Rembrandt f.1634.|
|Condition:||A superb impression; in very good condition with a visible plate mark.|
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Historical Description of this artwork
This work is an intriguing account of an old Bible tale from the New Testament. Christ is shown here with the woman of Samaria in a fascinating landscape of stone ruins that extends into the background and beyond. They are captured in the midst of burgeoning conversation as she gestures with her hands and Christ intently listens on.
This work is a copy by a student or follower of Rembrandt created after the original etching by Harmensz van Rijn Rembrandt (Leiden, 1606 – Amsterdam, 1669).
ORIGINAL ETCHING BY REMBRANDT FROM WHICH THIS WORK WAS BASED DOCUMENTED AND ILLUSTRATED IN:
1. Bartsch. The Illustrated Bartsch Vol. 50. Edited by Stephanie S. Dickey. New York: Abaris Books, 1981. Illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 71.
2. Hind, Arthur. A Catalogue of Rembrandt's Etchings, New York, 1967. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 122.
3. Nowell-Usticke, G.W. Rembrandt's Etchings, Narberth, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 71.
4. White, Christopher & Karel Boon. Rembrandt's Etchings, Vol. I: Text, 1969. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. B.71.
5. White, Christopher & Karel Boon. Rembrandt's Etchings, Vol. II: Plates, Amsterdam, 1969. Illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. B.71.
ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Conservation framed with archival materials to ensure lasting quality, this work is float-mounted in an Italian-style black and gold moulding. The intricately sculpted detail with swirled accents and carved rivets complements the etched quality of this work. Completed with white, linen-wrapped mats with a matching gold inner fillet, this work is set behind an archival Plexiglas® cover.
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/