A historical etching on Ingres d’Arches off-white laid paper paper titled “The Golf Player” by Rembrandt Van Rijn. Created in 1654. A 20th/21st Century impression printed by Marjorie Van Dyke. From the “Millenium” edition limited to 2500 examples. The 17th-century game “Kolf,” which lent its name to the modern game of golf, was extremely popular in Rembrandt’s lifetime. Rembrandt’s use of chiaroscuro in this etching—with its strong contrast of interior and exterior—reveals his ability to selectively use areas of light and shade to focus the viewer on the interior sitter. This amusing and delightful genre scene of 17th-century Amsterdam was created the same year that Rembrandt’s mistress, Hendrickje Stoffels, gave birth to their daughter, Cornelia. From a private collection, originally purchased from Park West Gallery in 2005. Gallery tag on verso. Dimensions: 22”h x 24”w x 1.5”d (framed). In very good condition.
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) usually simply known as Rembrandt, was a Dutch Golden Age painter, printmaker, and draughtsman. An innovative and prolific master in three media, he is generally considered one of the greatest visual artists in the history of art. Rembrandt’s reputation as the greatest etcher in the history of the medium was established in his lifetime. |
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