Landscape drawing by Rembrandt

This seems to be a study on the bank of the Amstel, a few miles outside Amsterdam.

Details

Medium:
Pen & bistre
Dimensions:
13 x 20 cm
Art Fund grant:
£126 ( Total: £126)
Acquired in:
1932
Vendor:
Colnaghi

The group of cottages and trees is used by Rembrandt in his long landscape etching with 'Trees, Farm-buildings and a Tower'. It is interesting to note how in the etching, Rembrandt has eliminated the river and replaced it by a field on the left, and has added a sunset effect.

Provenance

Collection of Woodburn

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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