A Descriptive Catalogue of the Works of Rembrandt: And of His Scholars, Bol, Livens, and Van Vliet, Compiled from the Original Etchings, and from the Catalogues of De Burgy, Gersaint, Helle and Glomy, Marcus, and Yver

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J. M'Creery, 1796 - Etching, Dutch - 339 pages

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Page 23 - ... and bring him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour.
Page 22 - For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright ; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
Page 82 - ... populace, that on the expulsion of the Spaniards in the year 1577, they overturned it into the court, and converted it to its former purpose, by casting it again into cannon. On the pedestal was a fulsome eulogium on himself. • At the foot of a large pedestal lies a colossal figure of a man, admirably foreshortened, his head lying at the bottom of the print, and his feet elevated above the body, so as to reach the bottom of the tablet on the pedestal. At each corner of the pedestal is a mask...
Page xvi - Coppenol with a white back-ground ; the Joseph with the face unshaded, and the good Samaritan, with the horse's tail white, which are regarded as inestimable ; whilst the same subjects, without these distinctions, are considered as of little comparative value.
Page 51 - Guelder," was so called because he refused to sell an impression of it under that price. Of this print we may remark that it is generally esteemed the chef d'aeuvre of Rembrandt, being highly finished, the characters full of expression, and the effect of the chiaroscuro very fine. Gilpin mentions twenty guineas, as the price of a good impression of this print ; Mr. Daulby thirty, to which twenty more, we are assured, must now be added. Captain Baillie purchased the plate in Holland, and retouched...
Page xvii - ... obliterating, or working on them again, enabled him to provide sufficient amusement for his admirers ; and hence varieties frequently occur which are not easily explicable. He is even said to have frequently suffered himself to be solicited before he would consent to dispose of them ; and it is a well-attested fact, that the print of
Page xiii - ... age; yet, at a proper distance, the whole has an astonishing effect, and every portrait appears as if starting from the canvass. Thus, a picture of his maid-servant, placed at the window of his house at Amsterdam, is said to have deceived the passengers for several days.
Page 177 - M. Gersaint relates, that in one of his journeys to Holland, he happened to be at Amsterdam when Six's cabinet was selling. It consisted of a large collection of prints, and some paintings by the best masters. He purchased several prints, and among others, three or four portraits of the owner, for as there were twenty-five of them, they sold for no more than from 15 to iSforins each.
Page 171 - He holds a a pen in his right hand, which rests on a large accountbook, that lies open on a desk standing on a table covered with a richly flowered cloth, fringed at the bottom, on which are several bags of money. He is delivering a bag to a man, who is kneeling on his left knee, and appears to be receiving it in order to pack it in a cask that stands before him, with the head ofF. Two other casks lie on their sides, with a mallet and driver lying upon one of them. On the left side is a large iron...
Page ii - ... at a village near Leyden, in 1606. The real name of his family was GERRETSZ, but from having resided early in life at a village upon the banks of the Rhine, he obtained that of VAN RYN. Of his personal history we have very few particulars. His father was a miller. After an unsuccessful attempt to avail himself of the advantages of a college education at Leyden, he is said to have been indebted for his earliest instruction as a painter to Jacques Vanzwanenburg. He afterwards studied under Peter...

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