Rembrandt: paragon of the etching revival

Black, P. (2018) Rembrandt: paragon of the etching revival. In: Seifert, C. T. (ed.) Rembrandt: Britain's Discovery of the Master. National Galleries Scotland: Edinburgh, pp. 107-113. ISBN 9781911054191

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Chapter for book accompanying National Galleries of Scotland exhibition about the work of Rembrandt in Britain. Rembrandt's cult reached a zenith in the late 19th century. His popularity induced a number of artists, especially James McNeill Whistler to specialise in etching, in emulation of the dutch master. Whistler had critical success with his etchings, culminating in two Venice Sets of 1880 and 1883. Whistler's enthusiasm for Rembrandt derived in part from his brother-in-law, Seymour Haden, who formed an important collection of Rembrandt's etchings. Haden, a doctor and amateur artist, was also very influential in creating enthusiasm for etching, especially through the Society of Painter-Etchers (1880), whose many followers participated in what became known as the etching revival, which lasted until the late 1930s. The chapter provides examples of the relation between printmaking and commerce, which led in the period to surprisingly high prices for etchings.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Etching, Rembrandt, etching revival.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Black, Dr Peter
Authors: Black, P.
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
College/School:University Services > Library and Collection Services > Museum and Art Gallery
Publisher:National Galleries Scotland
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