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Rembrandt Harmenz van Rijn

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1767 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Earlom, Richard, born 1743 - died 1822 (engraver)
    Boydell, John, born 1719 - died 1804 (publisher)
    Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.336-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 57

Physical description

Portrait of an old man, half length, facing slightly right, hands clasped, wearing a cap and a cloak lined with fur. At the bottom of the sheet is an heraldic achievement.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1767 (published)

Artist/maker

Earlom, Richard, born 1743 - died 1822 (engraver)
Boydell, John, born 1719 - died 1804 (publisher)
Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'Rembrandt pinxit. R. Earlom fecit. J. Boydell excudit. Vol.II. No.16. John Boydell excudit, London, 1767.'
Lettered with name of sitter etc. and

Dimensions

Height: 50.5 cm, Width: 35.6 cm

Object history note

The heraldic achievement at the bottom of the sheet is that of George Montagu, Duke of Montagu and 4th Earl of Cardigan.

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Rembrandt van Rijn as an old man, mezzotint by Richard Earlom after Rembrandt van Rijn, 1767.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.
Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883.
Wessely, Joseph Edward. Richard Earlom. Hamburg: Haendcke & Lehmkuhl, 1886. 1 p.l., viii, 94 p.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Fur; Cap; Artist; Cloak

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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