The year 2019 marks the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669), a highly influential and innovative Dutch painter and printmaker. Opening at the MSV on November 8, Rembrandt and His Contemporaries: Prints from the Dutch Golden Age presents nearly 60 Dutch etchings that help tell the story of the production of prints in seventeenth century Holland, viewed by art historians as one of the most innovative periods in the history of printmaking. Featuring works depicting scenes from everyday life, landscapes, allegories, religious works, and figure studies, this exhibition includes more than a dozen works by or after Rembrandt and additional works by master printmakers. Organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania, and on view through March 8, 2020.
Above are details of the following works: Faustus (Scholar in his Study), 1652, Rembrandt (Dutch, 1606–1669), drypoint, etching, and engraving, and The Annunciation to the Shepherds, 1632, Rembrandt (Dutch, 1606–1669), etching. Both works are gifts by Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Goodman to the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.