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A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings

Small-Scale History Paintings

  • Authors
  • Ernst Van De Wetering
Book

Part of the Stichting Foundation Rembrandt Research Project book series (RRSE, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Essays

  3. Catalogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Ernst Van De Wetering
      Pages 325-342
    3. Ernst Van De Wetering
      Pages 355-370
    4. Ernst Van De Wetering
      Pages 371-378
    5. Ernst Van De Wetering
      Pages 379-388
    6. Ernst Van De Wetering
      Pages 405-410
    7. Ernst Van De Wetering
      Pages 418-426
    8. Ernst Van De Wetering
      Pages 427-434
    9. Ernst Van De Wetering
      Pages 435-446
    10. Ernst Van De Wetering
      Pages 457-464
    11. Ernst Van De Wetering
      Pages 465-478
    12. Ernst Van De Wetering
      Pages 495-506
    13. Ernst Van De Wetering
      Pages 535-550
    14. Ernst Van De Wetering
      Pages 551-562
    15. Ernst Van De Wetering
      Pages 597-606
    16. Ernst Van De Wetering
      Pages 621-634
    17. Ernst Van De Wetering
      Pages 635-646
    18. Ernst Van De Wetering
      Pages 647-658
  4. Corrigenda et Addenda

    1. Ernst Van De Wetering
      Pages 659-659
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 660-674

About this book

Introduction

This is the fifth volume of A CORPUS OF REMBRANDT PAINTINGS, which will consist of six volumes in total. The CORPUS is dedicated to the painted works of Rembrandt. It aims to isolate Rembrandt’s own works from the great volume of Rembrandt-like paintings, produced by his many pupils and followers, sometimes with the involvement of the master himself. The fourth volume (Springer 2005) was dedicated to Rembrandt’s self-portraits. This fifth volume is about the small-scale history and genre paintings. The so-called ‘histories’ (paintings, etchings and drawings with biblical or mythological scenes) were considered to be the most challenging assignments for an artist. All kinds of artistic insights and skills – known in Rembrandt’s time as the basic aspects of the art of painting - played a role in the creation of this kind of work, especially in the history paintings. Systematic research into this hitherto little known area has revealed a rich, and often fresh understanding of Rembrandt’s own way of thinking about these basic aspects, which makes the present volume a unique and innovative contribution to the history of art. A detailed comparison of Rembrandt’s own work with that of his pupils has furthermore provided a detailed access to Rembrandt’s own criteria regarding artistic quality.

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