By Elias Herckmans. Illustrations includes engraved allegorical title-page and 18 large etchings illustrating the text, one by Rembrandt and 17 by Willem Basse. First and Only Edition of "The Praise of Navigation," Herckmans's Der Zee-Vaert Lof, one of the very few books containing an original etching …

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A prolific painter, draftsman, and etcher, Rembrandt van Rijn is considered the greatest artist of Holland's Golden Age. He worked from direct observation, and despite the evolution of his style over the course of his career, Rembrandt’s compelling descriptions of light, space, atmosphere, modeling, texture, and human affect are the result of intense perceptual study. A prominent portraitist, Rembrandt is most famous for The Night Watch (1642), a monumental painting of militia guards that features Rembrandt’s distinctive use of chiaroscuro.

High auction record
US$37.5k, Swann, 2018
Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Musée du Louvre, J. Paul Getty Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery
Selected exhibitions
2018
In Praise of Painting: Dutch Masterpieces at The MetThe Metropolitan Museum of Art
2016
Rembrandt in Black & WhiteCentre for Fine Arts (BOZAR)
2014
Rembrandt: The Late WorksThe National Gallery, London
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Der Zee-Vaert Lof, Handelende vande gedenckwaerdighste Zeevaerden met de Daeraenklevande op en Onderganghen der Voornaemste Heerschappijen der Gantscher Wereld., Amsterdam: Jan F. Stam for Jacob Piertersz Wachter-1634.

11 7/10 × 8 in
29.7 × 20.2 cm
Location
New York
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By Elias Herckmans. Illustrations includes engraved allegorical title-page and 18 large etchings …

Medium

A prolific painter, draftsman, and etcher, Rembrandt van Rijn is considered the greatest artist of Holland's Golden Age. He worked from direct observation, and despite the evolution of his style over the course of his career, Rembrandt’s compelling descriptions of light, space, atmosphere, modeling, texture, and human affect are the result of intense perceptual study. A prominent portraitist, Rembrandt is most famous for The Night Watch (1642), a monumental painting of militia guards that features Rembrandt’s distinctive use of chiaroscuro.

High auction record
US$37.5k, Swann, 2018
Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Musée du Louvre, J. Paul Getty Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery
Selected exhibitions (3)
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