By J. Bruyn, B. Haak, S.H. Levie, P.J.J. van Thiel, E. van de Wetering, D. Cook-Radmore, L. Peese Binkhorst-Hoffscholte, J. Vis

Since the second one half the final century paintings historians, knowing that a dead ringer for Rembrandt’s paintings had develop into blurred with time, have tried to redefine the artist’s importance either as a resource of proposal to different artists and as a very good artist in his personal correct. that allows you to keep on the paintings all started by way of earlier generations, a gaggle of prime Dutch paintings historians from the college and museum global joined forces within the overdue Sixties so as to research afresh the work frequently ascribed to the artist. The researchers got here jointly within the Rembrandt study venture which was once demonstrated to supply the paintings global with a brand new typical reference paintings which might serve the neighborhood of paintings historians for the within sight and lengthy destiny.

They tested the originals of all works attributed to Rembrandt taking complete good thing about today’s refined strategies together with radiography, neutron activation autoradiography, dendrochronology and paint pattern research ― thereby gaining beneficial perception into the genesis and situation of the work.

The results of this meticulous study is laid down chronologically within the following Volumes:

A Corpus of Rembrandt work, quantity I, which offers with works from Rembrandt’s early years in Leiden(1629-1631), released in 1982.

A Corpus of Rembrandt work, quantity II, overlaying his first years in Amsterdam (1631-1634), released in 1986.

THIS quantity: A Corpus of Rembrandt work, quantity III, is going into his later years of acceptance (1635-1642), released in 1990.

Each quantity comprises a couple of Introductory Chapters in addition to the entire Catalogue of all work from the given period of time attributed to Rembrandt. during this catalogue each one portray is mentioned and tested in a close method, comprising a descriptive, an interpretative and a documentary part. For the authenticity evaluate of the work 3 various different types are used to divide the works in:

A. work by means of Rembrandt,
B. work of which Rembrandt’s authorship can't be certainly both permitted or rejected, and
C. work of which Rembrandt’s authorship can't be accredited.

This quantity (Volume III) comprises 820 pages, beginning of with 3 introductory chapters and discussing 86 work. In transparent and obtainable explanatory textual content all diverse work are mentioned, larded with immaculate photographs of every portray. information are proven the place attainable, in addition to the result of modern-day technical imaging. during this quantity very important work together with the evening Watch are discussed.

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And Sumowski op. cit. STUDIO PRACTICE AND STUDIO PRODUCTION Fig. 5. Rembrandt, The Descent from the Cross (no. A 65), detail. Munich, Alte Pinakothek Fig. 6. Rembrandt workshop, copy after Rembrandt's The Descent from the Cross, detail. Mexico City, private collection It is not often that the production of a copy can be placed so accurately, and that it can furthermore be ascribed to a particular assistant. On the contrary within the wealth of material available it is far from simple to draw a line between the workshop copy and the vast mass of copies done outside and often later, or even sometimes between the workshop copy and the originaL The latter problem has for a long time affected the Good Samaritan in the Wallace Collection in London (no.

F. Bol, The rest on the flight into Egypt, 1644, canvas 203 x 261 cm. Dresden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister Fig. IS. F. 6 cm. Geneva, art trade (1979) beginner in Rembrandt's studio. The main prototype used was the Munich Holy Jamily of c. 1634 (fig. 15); the figure of Mary is taken from this, though now without her artfully spiralling structure and with the head facing stiffly to the front. The latter is found to have been taken, together with a veil and pleated shirt, from Rembrandt's 1633 Bust oj a young woman in Amsterdam (no.

691). e. 6 x 65 em), in private ownership in Mexico City, for photographs of which we are endebted to Mr Bob Haboldt of New York. 29 30 31 32 18 STUDIO PRACTICE AND STUDIO PRODUCTION Fig. 7. Rembrandt workshop (F. BoP), copy after Rembrandt's Samson threatening hisfather-in-law (no. 7 x 134 cm. Norfolk, Va, The Chrysler Museum (on loan from the collection of Walter P. Chrysler Jr) the contours of the architecture, something we recognize from the rendering of architecture and furniture in Flinck's later work3l • This copy too thus seems on the one hand to be a typical workshop product and on the other to reveal clearly the personal hallmarks of its author.

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