Fantasielandschaft mit hohem Felsengebirge, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn;   ?
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Fantasielandschaft mit hohem Felsengebirge
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Lambert Doomer nach Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn: Ideale Berglandschaft, ca. 1663, Feder in Braun über Grafitstift, grau laviert, 240 x 372 mm. Inv. Nr. 1946,0713.978, British Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings, London (Sumowski II.1026.481)

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Fantasielandschaft mit hohem Felsengebirge, 1642


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153 x 276 mm
Inventory Number
3085
Object Number
3085 Z
Status
Not on display

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Rembrandt’s landscape drawings are basically always sketches drawn before the motif. The kind of finished composition we find here, with tiny people in a majestic “world landscape” of mountains, a river, city and countryside is found in only a few of his paintings. This and the signature, unusual in his drawings, led to the suspicion as far back as the 19th century that this print was a “forgery”. More recent examinations however have produced arguments favouring the notion that it could in fact be an original. A close look at the range of details, simply drawn but vibrant, such as the travellers in the left foreground, reveals a level of drawing expertise not anticipated in a first glance at this surprising drawing.

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14.05.2024