A Hayward Gallery Touring / British Museum Partnership UK exhibition.
Rembrandt (1606-1669), the most famous Dutch artist of the seventeenth century, was an extraordinarily productive and original printmaker. In more than 300 etchings, he covered the full range of subjects and styles for which he is celebrated, including self-portraits, scenes from the Bible, landscapes, vignettes of everyday life and character studies. Some of his etchings, like the Hundred Guilder Print, were already so sought after in his lifetime that they commanded higher prices than his paintings.
The British Museum owns one of the greatest collections of his prints in the world, Martin Royalton-Kisch, British Museum Curator of Dutch and Flemish prints and drawings, has selected 60 of Rembrandt’s finest prints for this touring exhibition, which aims to show the whole range of his styles, techniques and subject-matter. They date from between 1626, before his artistic maturity, and 1659, by which time he had changed his style several times.
This exhibition coincides with the four-hundredth anniversary of Rembrandt's birth.
This exhibition toured to the following venues:
8 April – 18 June 2006
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
24 June – 3 September 2006
Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
14 October – 31 Decemeber 2006
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
28 Apr - 24 Jun 2007
The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
30 Jun - 8 Sep 2007
The Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool
End of tour.
Top image: Rembrandt van Rijn Landscape with three gabled cottages, 1650, Department of Prints & Drawings, The British Museum. © Copyright courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum.
Bottom image: Rembrandt van Rijn Self-portrait leaning on a stone sill, 1639, Department of Prints & Drawings, The British Museum. © Copyright courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum.