Auction 37 EDITIONS
01.03.2018

Lot 2

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), Durant Arman (1831-1905)all works of the author

"Self-portrait of Rembrandt", 1639

Rembrandt etching etched heliograph, made in the nineteenth century by engraver Arman Duran Paper, heliogravure Sheet size: 30 x 25 cm Imprint size: 21 x 16.5 cm Signature and date "on the metal plate" top left
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) is a prominent Dutch artist, a baroque eyebrowist. Rembrandt in a large family of wealthy mill owners in Leiden (The Netherlands). The master wrote about 60 self portraits. The heritage of the master about 600 paintings, 300 etchings, 2000 paintings. The leading museums have their own collections of Rembrandt-Louvre, the Metropolitan in New York, the museums in Kassel, Madrid, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, and Dresden. The influence of Rembrandt has also affected Ukrainian art since the end of the seventeenth century. Taras Shevchenko was called "Ukrainian Rembrandt" for dark paints. He was also fond of "Rembrandt Lighting," and the brilliant technique of etching that he carefully copied (an ethereal copy of Rembrandt's picturesque painting "The Parables of the Workers on the Vineyard," the sketches of certain figures from Rembrandt's etching "Death of Mary"). Rembrandt collects the art of Italian artists, as well as weapons.

Armand Durant (1831-1905) is a French engraver. Born in Paris. He was fascinated by the engravings of old masters of the 16th-17th centuries, but observing how they lose quality over time and become more pale, they were inspired to restore their image and maintain original quality for subsequent generations. A large number of links to Arman Duran indicates that he is well known to experts in etching. Georges Duplessis, the custodian of the department of printers, highly appreciated the Durang method, which he used to print books currently owned by the National Library in Paris, and in his own work, "The History of Engravings." After the death of Duran, his copper plates for engravings became the property of the prestigious publishing house of French books, "Dominic Vincent & Co.". They used them to print illustrations in books, but later they were sold in a private collection.

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