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Rembrandts passie: het nieuwe testament in de Nederlandse prentkunst van de 16de en 17de eeuw

Rembrandt's Passion: the New Testament in Netherlandish printmaking of the 16th and 17th centuries Exhibition: 14 October 2006 - 21 January 2007


Peter van der Coelen

From the museum website

Rembrandt’s New Testament etchings form the climax of a tradition that began in the Netherlands with Lucas van Leyden, and was carried on by masters such as Maarten van Heemskerck, Maarten de Vos and Hendrick Goltzius. Rembrandt’s ‘dialogue’ with his predecessors is therefore a leitmotif within the exhibition’s story. Reproduction graphics after designs by artists such as Raphael and Rubens will also be on view, with compositions that for centuries would become the norm for New Testament iconography. The full breadth of this art will be shown using picture books, illustrated bibles, devotional works and prints, popular prints and prints for children.

Invitation to opening