Fantasielandschaft mit hohem Felsengebirge, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn;   ?
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Fantasielandschaft mit hohem Felsengebirge
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Reference

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


Blatt
153 x 276 mm
Inventory Number
3085
Object Number
3085 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

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.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Fantasielandschaft mit hohem Felsengebirge
Draughtsman
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet unten rechts (von fremder Hand, mit schwarzer Kreide): Rembrandt f 1642; verso bezeichnet unten links (mit grauem Stift): Rembrandt; (mit rotem Stift): [unleserlich]
Verso unten links Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356)
Watermark
  • Wappen mit Krone und Lilie und Monogramm CHM

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre

Iconclass

Primary
  • 25HH11(+1) mountains - HH - ideal landscapes (+ landscape with figures, staffage)
  • 47I221 herding, herdsman, herdswoman, shepherd, shepherdess, cowherd, etc.

Research and Discussion

Research

Alternative Attribution
  • Unknown, 18th century ? draughtsman; by note on mount
Historic Attribution
  • Netherlandish, 17th century ? draughtsman

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28.06.2022