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Title:

Nude man seated and another standing, with a baby learning to walk

Maker:

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn; printmaker; Dutch artist, 1606-1669

Category:

print

Name:

print

Date:

circa 1646

School/Style:

Dutch

Production
Note:

I/III

Technique(s):

etching
drypoint
surface tone
retroussage; ink mixed with thinning fluid to drag the ink out of the lines in the plate

Material(s):

black carbon ink; medium
Oriental paper; support; Extremely thin laid paper, with silky surface, possibly of Japanese origin. Chainlines vertical (23mm / 25mm)

Dimension(s):

height, plate, 175, mm
width, plate, 128, mm
height, sheet, 178, mm
width, sheet, 130, mm

Acquisition:

transferred; 1876; Cambridge University Library

Notes(s):

Misleadingly described by Hollstein as a maculature. The effect of the impression was gained instead by thinning the ink to drag the ink out of the lines and wiping the plate to emphasise the male figures in the foreground. A fingerprint is visible at the bottom right of the image. One of the earliest examples of Rembrandt's experiments with oriental paper.

Inscription(s):

; verso; graphite; 66
stamp; verso; black ink; UNIVERSITY LIBRARY; Lugt 2475

Alternative
Number(s):

Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish); B194 I/III (maculature)
Biƶrklund/Barnard; BB46-1 I/IV
Lugt; 2475

Exhibition(s):

Rembrandt and the Nude. 1996-10-08 - 1997-03-31
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.)
Catalogue number: 20

Related Object(s):

AD.12.40-79; Nude Man seated and another standing, with a baby learning to walk
AD.12.39-197; Nude Man seated and another standing, with a baby learning to walk
23.K.5-268; Nude man seated and another standing, with a baby learning to walk

Accession:

Object Number: AD.12.40-66
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 81467; input: 2002-10-22; modified: 2010-11-15)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/81467