Art in the Making: Rembrandt

New Edition

David Bomford, Jo Kirby, Ashok Roy, Axel Rüger, and Raymond White

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September 18, 2006
256 pages, 8 1/2 x 11
45 b/w + 186 color illus.
ISBN: 9781857093568
Paper

Published by National Gallery Company/Distributed by Yale University Press

Rembrandt (1606–1669) is generally regarded as the finest painter of the Dutch “Golden Age.” This new edition of Art in the Making: Rembrandt (published on the 400th anniversary of the artist’s birth) reexamines 21 paintings firmly attributed to Rembrandt and 6 now assigned to followers. It reassesses his technique, materials, and working methods in the light of significant scholarly developments over the last 20 years, addressing problems of attribution that were hardly touched on in the original, groundbreaking edition of 1988.
Introductory essays by distinguished conservation, curatorial, and scientific specialists cover the artist’s studio and working methods, the training of painters in 17th-century Holland, and Rembrandt’s materials and technique. The essays are followed by handsomely illustrated catalogue entries on 27 paintings. A comprehensive bibliography provides a rich source of information about the practice of oil painting, not only for Rembrandt but for 17th-century Dutch painting in general.

David Bomford is Senior Restorer, Jo Kirby is Senior Scientific Officer, Ashok Roy is Director of Scientific Research, and Raymond White is former Principal Scientific Officer, all at the National Gallery, London. Axel Rüger, formerly Curator of Dutch Paintings at the National Gallery, is Director of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

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