Jan Lutma, goldsmith

Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) Dutch

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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 Rembrandt's 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.

Jan Lutma, goldsmith, Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam), Etching, engraving and drypoint; first of four states

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