Jan Six' bridge, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Jan Six' bridge
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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Jan Six' bridge, 1645


Platte / Stein
129 x 224 mm
Blatt
135 x 229 mm
Inventory Number
5946 D
Acquisition
Ancient Holdings (Collections J. F. Städel or J. G. Grambs)
Status
Can be presented in the study hall of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

The artist has captured the atmosphere of a warm, sunny day on the little Amstel River south of Amsterdam – not with a thoroughly worked range of surface tones, but with sketchy strokes. Yet the spontaneous quality is the result of precise calculation: the carefully developed main motif – the bridge – has been skilfully linked with the background, where the church tower of the village of Ouderkerk can be discerned. Contrary to what the traditional title suggests, it is not the land of Jan Six (an Amsterdam patrician and friend of Rembrandt’s) that we see here; in reality the location can only be roughly identified, and was modified according to compositional considerations.

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Title
Jan Six' bridge
Artist
Period Produced
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert auf der Platte unten rechts: Rembrandt f 1645
Work Catalogues
  • Bartsch 208, III/III

Property and Acquisition

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Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Ancient Holdings (Collections J. F. Städel or J. G. Grambs)

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Motifs and References

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Main Motif
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14.10.2019