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Rembrandt and His School

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Colin Bailey, Associate Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at the Frick, discusses the exhibition “Rembrandt and His School: Masterworks from the Frick and Lugt Collections on view at the Frick Collection. It features familiar paintings—including a self-portrait recently cleaned and restored—along with Frick prints rarely shown, and a gallery of Rembrandt drawings brought from Europe. The exhibition is on view through May 15, and the drawing and prints on loan from the Lugt Collection will be on view through the May 22. 

The Frick is hosting a free "Rembrandt Night" on May 13, 6-9 pm.

Courtesy of The Frick Collection, New York
Nicolaes Ruts, 1631

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669)
Oil on mahogany panel
46 x 34 3/8 inches (116.8 cm x 87.3 cm

Courtesy of The Frick Collection, New York
The Polish Rider, c. 1655

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669)
Oil on canvas
46 x 53 1/8 inches (116.8 cm x 134.9 cm

Courtesy of The Frick Collection, New York
Self-Portrait, 1658

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669)
Oil on canvas
52 5/8 x 40 7/8 inches (133.7 cm x 103.8 cm

Courtesy of The Frick Collection, New York
Portrait of a Young Artist, 1650s–60s

Follower of Rembrandt van Rijn
Oil on canvas
39 1/8 x 35 inches (99.3 cm x 88.9 cm

Courtesy of The Frick Collection, New York
Old Woman with a Book, c. mid-1650s

Carel van der Pluym (1625–1672)
Oil on canvas
38 5/8 x 30 3/4 inches (98.1 cm x 78.1 cm

Courtesy of The Frick Collection, New York
Landscape with Three Trees, 1643

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669)
Etching, drypoint and burin (single state)
Image: 8 3/8 x 11 inches (21.3 x 27.9 cm)
Sheet: 8 7/8 x 11 3/8 inches (22.5 x 28.9 cm

Courtesy of The Frick Collection. New York
Christ Presented to the People (Ecce Homo), by 1655

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669)
Drypoint on cream-colored Asiatic wove paper (state II of VIII)
Sheet: 15 1/4 x 17 7/8 inches (38.7 x 45.4 cm)

Courtesy of The Frick Collection, New York.
Self-Portrait with Raised Saber, 1634

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669)
Etching, with touches of burin (state II of II), retouched by a later hand with brush and gray ink
Image: 4 13/16 x 4 inches (12.2 x 10.1 cm)
Sheet: 4 7/8 x 4 inches (12.4 x 10.2 cm)
Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris

Courtesy of The Frick Collection, New York
Self-Portrait Leaning on a Stone Sill, 1639

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669)
Etching, state I/II
Image: 8 1/16 x 6 7/16 inches (20.5 x 16.4 cm)
Sheet: 8 3/16 x 6 9/16 inches (20.8 x 16.7 cm)
Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Pari

Courtesy of The Frick Collection, New York
Woman with a Child Frightened by a Dog, c. 1635–36

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669)
Pen and brown ink, heightened with white under the arm of the child and framed by four lines in pen and brown ink
4 1/16 x 4 inches (10.3 x 10.2 cm)
Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Pari

Courtesy of The Frick Collection, New York
Interior with Saskia in Bed, c. 1640–42

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669)
Pen and brown ink with brown and gray wash and some additions in red and black chalk
5 9/16 x 6 15/16 inches (14.2 x 17.7 cm)
Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Pari

Courtesy of The Frick Collection, New York
The Healing of the Mother-in-Law of Saint Peter, late 1650s

Rembrandt van Rijn (1609–1669)
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, in some places rubbed with a finger, 
heightened with white, framed by four lines in pen and brown ink (backed/mounted)
6 3/4 x 7 7/16 inches (17.1 x 18.9 cm)
Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Pari

Guests:

Colin Bailey

Comments [5]

tom from astoria

David from ditmas: I think the description --supposedly by Rembrandt himself (?)--of The Night Watch, , which is found in Van Loons Life of Rembrandt, is a good one.

May. 05 2011 01:23 PM
david from ditmas park

can your guest speak at all about "the night watch?"
and perhaps peter greenaway's theory (posited in his film "nightwatching") that the painting is an indictment of the men depicted in it of some kind of crime?

May. 05 2011 01:18 PM
tom from astoria

Does your guest recommend the "Life of Rembrandt" by Van Loon. It covers his sife so dramatically, but some have dismissed it as largely fiction.

May. 05 2011 01:18 PM
Bobby G from East Village

This is a thrilling exhibition. One etching, in particular, is a sublime experience. It's called "Self Portrait by a Window." Rembrandt is older, sitting at a table drawing in a notebook. His facial features are depicted in detail. He is looking straight out into the eyes of the viewer with the seriousness and intensity necessary to see himself clearly enough to draw the portrait itself. One can imagine oneself looking back, straight into the eyes of the artist.
I suggest bringing a magnifier or magnifying glasses.

May. 05 2011 12:37 PM
Jay from Queens

What does this show reveal that other exhibits on Rembrandt and his school have not?

May. 05 2011 11:32 AM

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