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  • Death appearing to a wedded couple from an open grave
    Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669
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Death appearing to a wedded couple from an open grave

  • Object:

    print

  • Place of origin:

    Amsterdam (made)

  • Date:

    1639 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides

  • Museum number:

    CAI.690

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case IONIDES, shelf 5, box B

Physical description

Etching depicting a man and woman standing in front of an open grave with a skeleton climbing out holding an hourglass.

Place of Origin

Amsterdam (made)

Date

1639 (made)

Artist/maker

Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching

Marks and inscriptions

Rembrandt f 1639
Signed and dated

Dimensions

Height: 10.9 cm cut to, Width: 7.9 cm cut to

Object history note

C.A. Ionides Bequest.

Descriptive line

Etching by Rembrandt van Rijn, 'Death appearing to a wedded couple from an open grave', late impression. Amsterdam, 1639.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Taken from V&A Internal Catalogue
Bartsch, Adam von. Catalogue raisonné de toutes les estampes qui forment l'oeuvre de Rembrandt (Vienna, 1797).
White, Christopher and Boon, Karel G. Rembrandt's Etchings: An Illustrated Critical Catalogue in Two Volumes, I. Text. (Amsterdam: Van Gendt & Co; London: A. Zwemmer Ltd., 1969).
Blanc, Charles, L'oeuvre complet de Rembrandt, décrit et commenté, (Paris, 1859-61).
Hind, Arthur M. A Catalogue of Rembrandt's Etchings. (London: Methuen and Co. Ltd., 1923).
Biörklund George. Rembrandt's Etchings, True and False: A Summary Catalogue in a Distinctive Chronological Order and Completely Illustrated, (Stockholm, London & Paris, 1955) (2nd ed. 1968).

Materials

Paper (fiber product); Printing ink

Techniques

Etching (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Hourglasses; Death; Skeleton

Categories

Prints; Death

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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