Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)
Etching, engraving and drypoint; first of four states
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.
Inscription: Inscribed in plate on upper center (in window): "Rembrandt / f. 1656"
Marking: Inscribed in pen and brown ink on verso lower center: collector's mark of Pierre Mariette II (Lugt 1789); stamped in black ink on verso lower right corner: collector's mark of Defer-Dumesnil (Lugt 739).
George Coe Graves; Pierre Mariette le fils; Defer-Dumesnil; Donor: George Coe Graves
Hind 290; B. 276; NH(Rembrandt).II.261.293 iii
F. W. H. Hollstein Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts. vols. 1-64, Amsterdam, 1954–2010, cat. no. B276, p. 129.
F. W. H. Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings, and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. 2008, cat. no. 293, p. 261, ill.
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
Artist: School of Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam) Date: 1620–69Medium: Pen and brown ink. Framing line in dark brown ink.Accession: 1975.131.161On view in:Not on view