REMBRANDT: The Complete Etchings by K. G. Boon

REMBRANDT: The Complete Etchings

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Some 300-odd etchings by Rembrandt, his total known output, are presented here, for the most part in facsimile size, with a fidelity made possible by gravure printing. They appear in chronological order, thus offering a view of the artist's development and changes in techniques and subject matter from 1626 to 1665. K. G. Boon, the Chief Curator of Prints in the Rijksmuseum at Amsterdam, where one of the largest collections of the etchings resides, has written the accompanying essay. In this he relates the works to the periods in Rembrandt's life, discusses the technical aspects of the etchings, and speculates on the more sensitive subjective aspects. The essay reveals a respectful, intimately attuned intelligence as guide to the etchings. A handsome presentation.

Publisher: Abrams