Reclining Female Nude

Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) Dutch

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This is one of Rembrandt's most beautiful and understated works. The artist made this print late in his career, by which time he had begun to create remarkable painterly effects never before seen in printmaking, with combinations of velvety drypoint lines, films of ink left on the printing plate, and variously hued papers. This impression was printed on golden toned Japanese paper, which brings an underlying warmth to the dark image.

Reclining Female Nude, Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam), Etching, drypoint, and engraving on japan paper; second of six states

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