The exhibition Rembrandt in Black and White shows etchings of the master from a private collection. It is the first time this collection is on display in its entirety. The exhibition will travel to five different locations, with a different focus for each location.
In the Stedelijk Museum Zutphen etchings with themes from the New Testament are the main subject. Rembrandt made more than 60. It is clear that the artist had a preference for certain subjects. He made at least seven etchings about the Flight to Egypt. Also Saint Jerome and of course scenes from the life of Jesus were often used subjects.
The most famous etching by Rembrandt is named officially Christ healing the sick, but is more known as the Honderd Gulden prent (the Hundred Guilders print). This shows that already in the seventeenth century people were willing to pay large sums for Rembrandt’s etchings.
Rembrandt van Rijn is mostly known for his paintings, but in his days he was appreciated highly among his colleagues for his etchings as well. His total oeuvre of etchings is estimated to be around 290 pieces. A representative part is on show in this exhibition.