Rembrandt (1606-1669), Self-portrait wearing a cap (detail), ca. 1634
Staatliche Schlösser, Gärten und Kunstsammlungen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Rembrandt. Ausgewählte Meistergrafiken aus der Schweriner Sammlung
Rembrandt. Selected Master Graphics of the Schweriner Collection
Exhibition: 19 October 2019 - 5 January 2020
On the occasion of the 350th anniversary of his death, Schwerin dedicates a selection of about 40 of his etchings to Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 – 1669). The Schwerin museum holds a collection of 168 prints by the master, many of which were acquired during the 18th century. They sample the high quality of Rembrandt’s printmaking between 1630 and 1659. The wide spectrum of motives includes self-portraits and landscapes, genre and religious themes, as well as some night scenes. In the latter subjects, Rembrandt typically contrasts bright and dark areas with varying shadows and atmospheric effects. The works bear witness to his intense experimenting with the techniques involved. His brilliant handling of the etching needle and the dry point turn the encounter with his graphical work into a special experience.