L'Atelier de Rembrandt, tableau de J. Gilbert (Rembrandt's Studio, a painting by J. Gilbert), from "L'Univers Illustré," p. 395
Engraver William Luson Thomas British
After Sir John Gilbert British
Subject Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) Dutch
Not on view
Rembrandt is shown working in his studio, painting at an easel while observed by a well-to-do Dutch patron and other figures. Next to the artist is a table covered with a carpet and painting paraphernalia. On the left are elements of costume, and three female figures, an old woman wearing a ruff, a young pretty girl, and a child, who examines sheets in an open portfolio. Sir John Gilbert, who conceived the scene, and Thomas who engraved it, were both British, but the wood engraving published in a French periodical, demonstrating the frequent flow across the Channel of artistic imagery and skilled printmaking.