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Jan Lutma

Artist:
Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)
Date:
1656
Medium:
Etching and drypoint on japan paper
Dimensions:
Plate: 7 11/16 x 5 7/8 in. (19.5 x 14.9 cm) Sheet: 8 11/16 x 6 7/8 in. (22.1 x 17.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1920
Accession Number:
20.46.18
Not on view
Rembrandt portrayed the renowned gold- and silversmith Jan Lutma (ca. 1584–1669) surrounded by the tools of his trade and his works. The object he holds in his hand may be the stem of a candlestick; a drinking bowl rests on the table beside him, behind a hammer and a vessel containing metal punches. The source of light in the room emanates from a point behind the sitter, a device that allowed Rembrandt to drape most of the figure in shadow, illuminating mainly his face. In the following state of the print, the artist defined that blank wall as a window.
Marking: Sir Edward Astley (Lugt 2775); handwritten signature of Chevalier I. J. de Claussin
Sir Edward Astley (British, 1729–1802); Chevalier Ignace Joseph de Claussin (French, 1766–1844); George Coe Graves; Donor: George Coe Graves
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," September 17, 2007–January 6, 2008.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Power of Prints: The Legacy of William M. Ivins and A. Hyatt Mayor," January 26, 2016–May 22, 2016.

Hind 290; Bartsch 276; New Hollstein (Rembrandt).II.261.293 i
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803, cat. no. 276.

Arthur M. Hind A Catalogue of Rembrandt's Etchings. London, 1923, cat. no. 290.

F. W. H. Hollstein Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts. vols. 1-64, Amsterdam, 1954–2010, cat. no. (Rembrandt).II.261.293 i.



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