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Landscape with Three Gabled Cottages Beside a Road

Landscape with Three Gabled Cottages Beside a Road

1650

Rembrandt van Rijn

Dutch, 1606-1669

Rembrandt seldom depicted contemporary Amsterdam, favoring the rustic scenes he encountered during frequent sketching trips to the Dutch countryside. These unassuming cottages were a short barge right from the richest capital in Europe, yet seem worlds away. Rembrandt's preference for the artfully distressed over the grandiose in his landscapes suggests a fondness for a rural way of life that was vanishing from the increasingly urban Dutch Republic.
Etching and drypoint
6 5/16 x 7 15/16 in. (16.1 x 20.2 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Leo Wallerstein
64.131
location
Not currently on view

Resources

Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Durer, Rembrandt, and Goya: Old Masters Prints from the Seattle Art Museum Collection", May 31, 2001 - January 1, 2002 (5/31/2001 - 1/1/2002)

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Rembrandt Prints From The Seattle Art Museum's Permanent Collection", June 3 - July 25, 1993, 6/3 - 7/25/1993 in conjunction with Dutch and Flemish Paintings: The Harold Samuel Collection. (06/03/1993 - 07/25/1993)
Published ReferencesBartsch 217

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