The Three Trees, after Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
The Three Trees
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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn: Die Landschaft mit den drei Bäumen, Radierung, 1643, Albertina, Grafische Sammlung, Wien

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn: Die Landschaft mit den drei Bäumen, Radierung, 1643, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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The Three Trees, 1643


Blatt
213 x 278 mm
Physical Description
Etching, engraving and drypoint, trimmed within the platemark
Inventory Number
5950
Object Number
5950 D
Acquisition
Ancient Holdings (Collections J. F. Städel or J. G. Grambs)
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

The light breaks into the scene from the right through three trees and seems to be pushing the gloomy thunderstorm back. A wide Dutch landscape bathes in the sunshine, inspired by observations and studies of nature but wholly an invention by the artist. Upon closer inspection it proves to be richly enlivened with animals and people pursuing a wide range of activities, for example the small draughtsman on the knoll at the right or the amorous couple hiding in the bushes beneath him. In this carefully and thoroughly worked etching, the magnum opus among the printed landscapes of the 1640s, Rembrandt composed an image of Creation that is at once grandiose and natural, festive and simple.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Three Trees
Etcher and inventor
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Etching, engraving and drypoint, trimmed within the platemark
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert auf der Platte unten links: Rembrandt f 1643
Captions Added Later
Verso Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356)
Work Catalogues
  • Bartsch 1797.180.212, I/I
  • Hollstein Dutch (Rembrandt) 212, I/I
  • New Hollstein Dutch (Rembrandt, text II) 214, I/I

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Ancient Holdings (Collections J. F. Städel or J. G. Grambs)

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
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Iconclass

Primary
  • 25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone)
  • 25G3 trees
  • 24F firmament, sky
  • 26A clouds
Secondary
Associative
  • 48B2 artist in non-work situation

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02.07.2020