From the museum website, 10 January 2013
Printmaking in the Age of Rembrandt features prints by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) and his contemporaries including Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617), Esias van de Velde (c. 1591-1630) and Jan Dirkszoon (1618-1652). These extraordinary—and at the time ground breaking—prints depict landscape, genre and maritime subjects, and a refashioning of portraiture and biblical and mythological narratives.
The exhibition includes more than 100 prints by thirty artists, and features nine of Rembrandt’s etchings and a substantial group of prints by Goltzius, who had a profound influence on Rembrandt. As a group, the prints bear witness to the growing interest among Rembrandt and his contemporaries toward depicting landscape, historical and literary subjects in a realistic and dynamic manner.
The exhibition is organized by the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, and is augmented by a selection of prints from the Harn collection as well as rare books and maps on loan from UF’s Smathers Libraries.