Rembrandt and His Critics 1630–1730 by Seymour Slive

By Seymour Slive

My maximum debt within the writing of this publication is to my instructor Dr. Ulrich Middeldorf, who taught me the technique of study in artwork heritage, and who guided my reviews of artwork concept and feedback. This learn, which in an previous shape was once authorised as a doctoral dissertation by way of the college of Chicago, was once started lower than Dr. Middeldorf's tips, and through all phases of its coaching I benefited from his important feedback and feedback. A usa executive supply enabled me to accomplish my researches on Rembrandt within the Netherlands, the place I studied on the Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht with Dr. J. G. van Gelder, who used to be rather beneficiant along with his wisdom and time. He learn the manuscript and proofs, and provided a number of feedback and additions that have been of significant gain to me. precise acknowledgement is made to the Kunsthistorisch lnstituut der Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht for generously discovering a spot for this research within the Utrechtse Bij dragen tot de Kunstgeschiedenis. i'm additionally a lot indebted to Dr. H. Schulte Nordholt of the Kunsthistorisch lnstituut for his worthwhile recommendation and his support inseeing the e-book throughout the press.

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An engraving of the painting is inscribed: " ... Joachimus Sandrart del. et excud. Amster. Ex Titiani Prototype in Aedibus Alph. Lopez," (Wurzbach: Persyn 1). Sandrart was in Amsterdam from around 1637 to 1642. (We cannot agree with E. Maurice Bloch, op. , 179, who writes that the Ariosto was "in Holland as late as November, 1641" and cites Vignon's letter to Ciartres to prove this point. Vignon's letter proves that the painting was in Paris at this date where it was to be auctioned the following month.

1 And Huygens, who considered Judas Returning the Pieces 0/ Silver a work which could stand comparison with any picture, must have applauded the depiction of expression, dramatic action and lighting in the five paintings. Would Rembrandi have rewarded Huygens with his Blinding 01 Samson, which is probably the most gruesome and violent picture he painted, if he did not think there were qualities in the picture which would please the man who testified in his autobiography that he was fascinated by the terror evoked by Rubens' painting of a Medusa?

Rembrandt are: Tobit and His Wife, after a picture now in the National Gallery, London; cf. Sir Charles Holmes, "Tobit and His Wife, by Rembrandt and Gerard Dou," Burlington Magazine, XLIX (1926),55-61. Portrait of a 'Young Officer Turned Toward the Right, signed Rj 1633. Portrait of Rembrandt's Sister; after the painting in Stockholm (HdG 698; Bred. 85), which is dated 1632. Mariana; perhaps one of Lot's daughters in Van Vliet's etching (B. 1). 5 Gustav Parthey, Wenzel Hollar, Beschreibendes Verzeichniss seiner Kupferstiche (Berlin: 1853), No.

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