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Rembrandt’s recession: passion and prints in the Dutch Golden Age

Exhibition: 22 January - 2 May 2010

The Timken Museum of Art, which celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2010, will showcase some of Rembrandt van Rijn’s New Testament prints from the 1650s, a private collection of 14 landmark works owned and presented by Robert and Karen Hoehn.

One of the greatest artists of all time, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 -1669) is equally famous for his extraordinarily creative etchings and drawings as his paintings. Rembrandt’s recession: passion and prints in the Dutch Golden Age, examines Rembrandt the artist’s New Testament subject matter in light of his life and times.

Included in the exhibition are some of the artist’s most well known images, such as Christ Preaching (Le Petite Tombe) of about 1652, Christ at Emmaus of 1654, and two of his greatest prints, the Ecce Homo of 1655 and the Three Crosses of about 1660.

“The images all display Rembrandt’s gift as one of the greatest artists of the human condition. All the prints are exceptional impressions and masterpieces of 17th century printmaking by one of the greatest printmakers of all time,” said John Wilson, Ph.D., executive director of the Timken Museum of Art. “This is a perfect exhibition for our museum which has long been known for being home to San Diego’s only Rembrandt painting on public display.”

Rembrandt’s recession: passion and prints in the Dutch Golden Age is complemented by a fully-illustrated booklet and a number of education programs are scheduled. This show is part of a larger group of exhibitions at Southern California museums on Rembrandt during the fall of 2009 and winter/spring of 2010.


The exhibition will be acompanied by a publication, with essays by Stephanie Dickey and John Wilson

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