Sunday, 16 July 2006

Rembrandt in New York

Rembrandt - Self-Portrait in a Cap (1630) etching
Here's an etching I haven't seen before: a self-portrait by Rembrandt which proves he had a sense of humour. The National Gallery in London isn't the only major gallery celebrating Rembrandt's birth 400 years ago. This graphic is from The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, which owns around 300 of Rembrandt's etchings! Celebrating Rembrandt: Etchings from the Morgan began yesterday and continues until 1 October. Click the title link to visit its excellent Home Page. Tip: just wait and watch.

2 Comments:

At 18/7/06, Blogger Jacoblog said...

yes, I've seen that etching before; it's the quirkiest expression. I've seen a few Rembrandt works, but would love to see those 300 etchings!

 
At 18/7/06, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Same here. Somebody did the Morgan a big favour by buying up all those etchings. I'll bet they were relatively cheap too, because everyone else was collecting oil paintings.

 

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