The MET Exhibits Rembrandt’s Drawings & Prints

30 April 2019 — 28 July 2019
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The Met Exhibits Rembrandt’s Drawings & Prints

The Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s department of drawings and prints boasts more than one million drawings, prints, and illustrated books made in Europe and the Americas from around 1400 to the present day. Because of their number and sensitivity to light, the works can only be exhibited for a limited period and are usually housed in on-site storage facilities. To highlight the vast range of works on paper, the department organizes four rotations a year in The Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Gallery. Each installation is the product of a collaboration among curators and consists of up to one hundred objects grouped by artist, technique, style, period, or subject.

This installation will commemorate the 350th anniversary of the death of the great Dutch draftsman, painter, and printmaker Rembrandt van Rijn. On display will be a selection of drawings and prints by the artist, from both the Department of Drawings and Prints and the Robert Lehman Collection, as well as an assortment of ephemeral material related to the etching revival and the cult of Rembrandt in the nineteenth century. The Drawings will be on display from April 30 to July 28.

Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn). Dutch, 1606– 1669. The Hundred Guilder Print, ca. 1649. Etching, engraving, and drypoint; second state of two. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929

Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn). Dutch, 1606– 1669. Thomas Haaringh (Old Haaringh), ca. 1655. Drypoint and burin; third state of three. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929

Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn). Dutch, 1606–
1669. Reclining Female Nude, 1658. Etching,
drypoint, and engraving on japan paper; second
state of six. The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
New York, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest
of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929

Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn). Dutch, 1606– 1669. Self Portrait Etching at a Window, 1648. Etching, drypoint, and burin; fourth of nine states. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1920

Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn). Dutch, 1606– 1669. Cottage among Trees, ca. 1650. Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, on paper washed with brown. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929