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By Ernst van de Wetering

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Volume IV of A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings bargains uniquely with the self-portraits of Rembrandt. In a in actual fact written explanatory sort the pinnacle of the Rembrandt learn undertaking and Editor of this quantity, Ernst van de Wetering, discusses the whole physique of labor of work and etchings portraying Rembrandt. He units the several parameters for accepting or rejecting a Rembrandt self-portrait as such, when additionally discussing the precise operating surroundings of Rembrandt and his apprentices. This workshop surroundings created a atmosphere the place apprentices may be considering engaged on Rembrandt work making it tougher to figure out the hand of the grasp. Van de Wetering, who's one of many Rembrandt specialists of our day and age, is going right down to nice aspect to give an explanation for how the several self-portraits are made and what options Rembrandt makes use of, additionally giving an summary of which work are to be attributed to the Dutch grasp and which now not.

In the extra catalogue the self-portraits are tested intimately. In transparent and obtainable explanatory textual content different work are mentioned, larded with immaculate photographs of every portray. info are proven the place attainable, in addition to the result of modern-day technical imaging like X-radiography.

This murals background and artwork examine may be a part of each severe paintings historic institute, college or museum. Nowhere within the paintings historical past have all Rembrandt’s self pix been mentioned in such exact and comparative demeanour by way of an expert corresponding to Ernst van de Wetering. this can be a general paintings for many years to return.

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2 GLASGOW MUSEUMS, The Burrell Collection: Chapter II fig. 1; Chapter III figs. 183, 184 HAARLEM, Frans Hals Museum: Chapter III fig. 100 -, Gemeentearchief (photo Frank van der Wijden): Chapter I fig. 3 -, Teylers Museum: Chapter III figs. 150, 158 THE HAGUE, Koninklijke Bibliotheek: Chapter III fig. III -, Koninklijk Kabinet van Schilderijen, Mauritshuis: Chapter I fig. 4a; Chapter III figs. 1, 128, 136,316,322,332; IV 25 fig. 5, IV 29 figs. 1, 2 -, - (photo Rijksmuseum Amsterdam): IV Corr. I A 21 fig.

To wh at extent are the general conclusions drawn from the collected material specifically applica ble to R em brandt? Before turning to the group of documents dealin g with th e qu estion of aut henticity, I shall first exa mine wha t the terms 'authentic', 'autograph' and 'principaal' can signify. C HAPTER I The way in which th e term 'a ut hentic' is used today can cau se confusion and will henceforth be avoid ed in this essay. ' An oth er, relat ed meaning of authentic is 'o rigina l' . However , just as there are authen tic lett ers an d documents, so too are the copies of these pieces authentic by virtue of their formally prescribed format and legally valid upon certification by an autho rised official.

1, 2,3,4 -, Collection Seiler (photo Courtauld Institute of Art): Biogr. Inf. figs. 2 a+b -, The Wallace Collection: Chapter III figs. 231, 232; IV Corr. III C 96 fig. LYON, Musee des Beaux-Arts: Chapter III fig. 125 MAASTRICHT, Noortman Master Paintings: IV Add. 4 figs. 1,5 -, ~ (photo Otto Naumann Ltd. New York): IV Add. 4 figs. 2, 3,4 MADRID, Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza: Chapter III figs. l,2,3,4,5,6 MARSEILLE, Musee des Beaux Arts (photo Jean Bernard Aix-enProvence): Chapter III fig. 89 MELBOURNE, National Gallery of Victoria: Chapter III figs.

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