Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)
Etching, drypoint, and burin; second state of three
sheet: 7 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (20 x 15 cm)
The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1920
Not on view
The silversmith Johannes Lutma was a well-kown figure in Amsterdam society. He befriended many artists, including Rembrandt, who captured his likeness in this etching. The Frisian painter, who may or may not have been a pupil of Rembrandt, had painted a portrait of Lutma a few years earlier as well. In both portraits, Lutma is portrayed with the tools of his trade: hammer and chisels; and examples of the works he created. In Rembrandts portrait etching, Lutma is holding a candlestick and on the table to his right, a small oval dish in the Auricular Style can be discerned.
Artist: Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)Date: ca. 1650Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, on paper washed with brownAccession: 29.100.939On view in:Not on view