This survey of Rembrandt s extraordinary achievement as a draughtsman fills a gap in the enormous literature on Rembrandt.
This book has received great reviews.
More than 150 drawings culled from a corpus of some 800 are discussed in detail – mostly illustrated in colour – made during every phase of his activity, divided by subject into sixteen chapters: Self-portraits; Religious Subjects; Landscapes and so forth. Rembrandt himself kept many of his own drawings of different subjects in separate portfolios and books, so grouping his drawings by subject clarifies Rembrandt s astonishing range as a draughtsman.
Comparative figures illustrate Rembrandt s own paintings and etchings, for which sketches discussed in the text served as preliminary or finished studies. A smaller group is works sketched by Rembrandt after Leonardo, Raphael, Titian, and other predecessors. They are juxtaposed with Rembrandt s own surprisingly creative copies and variations after them, thus making his genius crystal clear.
Seymour Slive, an expert on seventeenth-century Dutch art, is Gleason Professor of Fine Arts emeritus at Harvard University and former director of the Fogg Museum there.
Author: Seymour Slive
264 pages hardcover, 25.6 x 20.4 x 4 cm
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