Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)
Drypoint; second state of two
Sheet: 4 13/16 × 8 5/16 in. (12.3 × 21.1 cm)
Mount: 10 1/2 x 13 in. (26.7 x 33 cm)
Plate: 4 13/16 × 8 5/16 in. (12.3 × 21.1 cm)
The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1920
Not on view
Clump of Trees with a Vista, probably Rembrandt's final landscape print, was created entirely in drypoint, a technique that produced the rich, velvety lines clearly visible in this impression. With quick strokes, Rembrandt sketched a small section of a farmhouse engulfed by trees. He boldly left the rest of the sheet almost entirely blank. It is thought that he began the print on site and then finished it in the studio. The farmhouse depicted here appears to have fascinated Rembrandt and his pupils, who drew it on several occasions and from different angles.
George Coe Graves; Donor: George Coe Graves
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 4, 2005–January 9, 2006.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Rembrandt and His Circle: Drawings and Prints, A Selection in Honor of the Artist's 400th Birthday," July 10, 2006–October 15, 2006.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," September 17, 2007–January 6, 2008.
Hind 263; B. 222 state II; NH(Rembrandt).II.220.272 ii