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Jan Lutma, goldsmith

Artist:
Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)
Date:
1656
Medium:
Etching, drypoint, and burin; second state of three
Dimensions:
sheet: 7 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (20 x 15 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1920
Accession Number:
20.46.1
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.
Signature: Rembrandt f. 1656
George Coe Graves; Donor: George Coe Graves
Hind 290; B. 276; NH(Rembrandt).II.261.293 iii
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