(1606-1669) One of the great names of art history, the legendary maestro of the baroque age. The Dutch painter and engraver gained success and renown as a young man, and he became a teacher to other artists. Among his greatest achievements were his illustrations of scenes from the Bible using the engraving technique, with which he managed to bring light out of shadows. Rembrandt’s most masterly, well-known works are his group portraits, which eschewed the conventional approach of perfect characterisation. He was also noted for his great compositional skills.
A homage to the engravers’ engraver and to the book of books. A unique edition of The Bible featuring engravings by Rembrandt, considered to be the engraver who succeeded in bringing the light out of shadows.
ARTIKA, publishing in conjunction with the Rijks Museum and the Rembrandthuis (both in Amsterdam) and the Teylers Museum (in Haarlem), have produced a voluminous tome of almost 1,000 pages, with wooden covers bound in silk containing facsimile reproductions of prints the painter made during the course of his life that were inspired by The Bible.
65 prints are arranged throughout the volume, while another nine are available in a beautiful folder, suitably bound in black silk.
All the prints are numbered and bear the seal of the museum that houses the original.
The work includes a marvellous Study Book that has texts and images by experts in each field which present and explain the Dutch artist’s graphic work and the holy texts of The Bible.
The impressive box that contains this masterpiece is made from black lacquered wood. A work of precision and solidity that includes an enlarged reproduction of the great Dutch master’s signature on its cover.
A limited edition of 998 numbered copies.