Abraham And Isaac

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Dutch, 1606 - 1669

Abraham and Isaac, 1645

  • Not On View

Etching on paper

Dimensions: 6 3/16 × 5 in. (15.7 × 12.7 cm)

Gift of the Whiting Foundation through Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Johnson, 1970.16

One of the world’s greatest painters, Rembrandt was an equally great printmaker. He produced many of his major etchings between 1650 and 1669. The rich blacks--often reinforced with dry-point--and the quick telling character of the lines, have made these works masterpieces in the history of printmaking. In his lifetime he completed more than 300 etchings. This print shows his supreme technical mastery. He developed the technique of etching to a perfection seldom equaled in the 300 years since his death, and by means of this skill produced some of his most profound work.

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