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Print - The Three Trees
  • The Three Trees
    Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669
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The Three Trees

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (printed)

  • Date:

    1643 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and drypoint with burin

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by C. A. Ionides

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 8

The view has been identified as taken near the Diemerdijk, in the immediate vicinity of Amsterdam. This is the largest and finest of Rembrandt's landscape etchings, extraordinarily confidently-worked with direct needle and burin lines. Drawn on one of the artist's many expeditions into the rather flat countryside around the city, here he introduces an intense feeling of drama into the landscape by contrasting the brilliant lights and darks of a sky filled with stormclouds.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (printed)


1643 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Etching and drypoint with burin

Object history note

Bequeathed by C.A. Ionides, 1900

Descriptive line

Rembrandt van Rijn, The Three Trees, etching, 1643, only state

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

Bartsch 212, only state


Paper; Ink


Etching; Drypoint

Subjects depicted

Clouds; Trees; Landscape; Weather


Prints; Architectural fittings; Designs; Printmaking techniques


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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