The Ashmolean holds a worldclass collection of over 200 prints made by Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669). Widely hailed as the greatest painter of the Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt was also one of the most innovative and experimental printmakers of the seventeenth century. This exhibition will present Rembrandt as an unrivalled storyteller through a selection of around fifty prints ranging from 1630 until the late 1650s. A variety of subjects will be covered: intense self-portraits, atmospheric landscapes, intimate family portraits, biblical stories and confronting nude studies.
Rembrandt, The Shell, etching, drypoint and engraving on laid paper, 1650
Rembrandt, Woman bathing her Feet at a Brook, etching on laid paper, 1658
Rembrandt, Self-portrait, etching on laid paper, 1630
Availability: 2019 and 2020
Contents: Around 50 Rembrandt etchings from the collections of the Ashmolean, all framed and glazed for hanging.