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Because the moment 1/2 the final century paintings historians, understanding that a twin of Rembrandt’s paintings had develop into blurred with time, have tried to redefine the artist’s importance either as a resource of notion to different artists and as a good artist in his personal correct. as a way to stick with it the paintings begun by means of prior generations, a bunch of major Dutch artwork historians from the college and museum international joined forces within the past due Nineteen Sixties with a purpose to examine afresh the work often ascribed to the artist. The researchers got here jointly within the Rembrandt examine undertaking which was once demonstrated to supply the paintings global with a brand new ordinary reference paintings which might serve the group of artwork historians for the close by and lengthy destiny. They tested the originals of all works attributed to Rembrandt taking complete benefit of today’s refined concepts together with radiography, neutron activation autoradiography, dendrochronology and paint pattern research — thereby gaining useful perception into the genesis and situation of the work. This quantity (Volume III) comprises 820 pages, beginning of with 3 introductory chapters and discussing 86 work. In transparent and obtainable explanatory textual content all diverse work are mentioned, larded with immaculate photos of every portray. info are proven the place attainable, in addition to the result of modern-day technical imaging. during this quantity vital work together with the evening Watch are mentioned.

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This relates to two drawings after Rembrandt's [646 Holy family with the 16 STUDIO PRACTICE AND STUDIO PRODUCTION Fig. 4. Rembrandt workshop (I. Jouderville), copy after Rembrandt's The artist in orientaL costume (no. 2 cm. Whereabouts unknown drawn copies after prints. His advice is that the master 'as to the manner of Drawing, and treatment, ought not to be too strict in imposing this on all his Disciples, as if it were a trick performed or a set rule, but should rather be somewhat indifferent, and leave some freedom that, while remaining within the laws of Art, best accords with the temper of the Disciple'25.

176-177, where the early self-portraits are described as being intended to express self-confidence based on 'ingenium'. See also for example Alpers op. cit. (note 5), pp. 67-68: 'One obvious pictorial sign of Rembrandt's worldly ambitions is found in the portrait heads mostly early self-portraits - bedecked with a golden chain. ( ... ) The same thing might be said about those self-portraits in which Rembrandt dons a bit of armor. ( . ' How shaky such interpretations (taking iconological motifs to be means of personal expression) are is already obvious from the fact that tronies of quite different young men show exactly the same costume (see further, and note 62).

C 98, in The Hague) offers a pose that can be interpreted as typical for a self-portrait 65, the other (in Detroit; our fig. 13)66 shows a man with the same facial features but obviously painted by different artists. Both of them are like several of the tronies based on Rembrandt's own appearance, and also like, for instance, the San Diego Young man in gorget and pLumed cap (no. C 55; fig. 20) attributable to Isack Jouderville - of the type that used in contemporary inventories to be called 'een soldaet' (see note 59).

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