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Rembrandt’s great subjects: prints from the collection

Exhibition: 4 November 2006 - 11 February 2007

Rembrandt, Christ preaching (The hundred-guilder print), ca. 1649. Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum

Rembrandt, Christ preaching (The hundred-guilder print)
Second state, completed ca. 1649
Etching, drypoint, and burin, printed on japan paper
Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art, bequest of Charles J. Rosenbloom

From the museum website

This year marks the 400th anniversary of Rembrandt’s birth, and Carnegie Museum of Art is celebrating with an exhibition of etchings from its large and superlative collection of prints by the 17th-century master. Rembrandt’s Great Subjects will present 60 etchings that amply demonstrate the artist’s renowned skill as a printmaker and the evolution of his style over three important decades, beginning with the 1630s.

On view will be works that represent the full range of Rembrandt’s great motifs: self-portraits, portraits, beggars, genre scenes, landscapes, myths, and religious subjects. The exhibition also will explore the artist’s role in helping to shape or change perceptions of the different artistic genres. The museum’s extensive collection will allow viewers to compare prints from several stages in the artist’s career to fully appreciate the stylistic variation and technical development of Rembrandt’s incomparable skills. The exhibition will include some of his most celebrated prints: Self-Portrait Leaning on a Stone Sill, (1639); The Three Trees (1643); Christ Preaching (The Hundred Guilder Print) (c. 1649), and Christ Crucified Between Two Thieves (The Three Crosses), 4th state (c. 1660).

Generous support for the exhibition has been provided by Mellon Financial Corporation.