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Rembrandt, the printmaker
Hinterding, Erik.
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Publication Information:
Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn Pub., 2000.
Physical Description:
384 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
General Note:
Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, July 22, 2000-Jan. 7, 2001, and at the British Museum, London, Jan. 26-Apr. 8, 2001.
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NE2054.5.R4 A4 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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The book begins with 80 pages of critical work: Ger Luijten's "Rembrandt the Printmaker: the Shaping of an Oeuvre," Erik Hinterding's "Watermark Research as a Tool for the Study of Rembrandt's etchings," Ernst van de Wetering's "Remarks on Rembrandt's Oil-sketches for Etchings" and Martin Royalton-Kisch's "The Role of Drawings in Rembrandt's Printmaking." Thereafter comes the incredible catalog of 90 works with extended discussion of each one. A bibliography, a list of exhibitions from the sixties to the nineties, a gallery of watermarks used to date Rembrandt's work, and a concordance of Bartsch and Hind numbers round out this volume. Oversize: 9.5x11.5 ". c. Book News Inc.

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Library Journal Review

This is the very thorough catalog of a major international show of Rembrandt's prints that resulted from combining holdings at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the British Museum in London. Written by leading experts from both countries, it is sure to become the new standard, not because of radical analysis or unorthodox approach but because of its completeness. Although there is some new information based on "soft" paper radiography, the authors openly acknowledge their debt to earlier catalogs. Despite the title, the book focuses more on the prints themselves and how they were made than on biography. However, much can be extracted from learning precisely how this artist went about his craft. Though filled with clear, excellent illustrations, this well-documented book has much technical detail that will be of greater interest to printmakers and art historians than casual readers. Still, this is an important reference for libraries of all kinds and is highly recommended for academic and art school libraries. Susan Lense, Upper Arlington P.L., OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Choice Review

This exemplary publication, with contributions by six foremost Rembrandt experts, documents a collaborative exhibition between the Rijksmuseum and British Museum; in the introductory essays and 90 entries, the authors present recent, productive research on a number of crucial aspects of Rembrandt's oeuvre: interrelationship between the artist's prints, paintings, and drawing, in invention, development, and execution; watermarks and paper; literary response to the prints; the relation between the prints and the political, religious, and intellectual currents; and commercial publication during the artist's lifetime. One welcome and sensible proposition is that Rembrandt made two series of the life of Christ around 1654. At once both intimate and public, Rembrandt's etchings are dialogues with those artists from whom he learned and against whom he measured his own achievement: Dozer, Lucas van Leyden, Raphael, Callot, and others. The range of associations and technical knowledge necessary to comprehend Rembrandt's printmaking is daunting; that range is here lucidly presented for both the general and specialized reader. A useful corollary is Christopher White's Rembrandt as an Etcher: A Study of the Artist at Work (CH, Feb'00). Highly recommended. General readers; undergraduates through professionals. A. Golahny; Lycoming College