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Strokes of Genius: Rembrandt's Prints and Drawings

celebrates the 400th anniversary of the birth of Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European history. A number of Rembrandt's etchings and drawings are presented on the web: genre scenes, portraits, landscapes, and Biblical imagery. (National Gallery of Art)

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Interesting Fact:

Rembrandt's portrait drawings and etchings engage the viewer by conveying the human presence of his sitters. Whether in quickly rendered studies of his own face or in carefully modeled commissioned portraits, Rembrandt captured the emotional and psychological character of his subjects as well as their physical appearance.
'Man in His Study (Faust),' c. 1652.  state one of three.  etching, drypoint, engraving on European paper.  Gift of R. Horace Gallatin, 1949

Man in His Study

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