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Description: This fine, original antique print the Portrait of a Boy by Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn in the mid 17th century was re-engraved by Leon Richeton and published in the 1878 edition of The Portfolio. These faithful re-engravings of classic and historical wood-cuts were faithfully re-issued by in the mid to late 19th century. Such is the quality of his re-strikes these prints are now in major institutional collections such a the Louvre, National Gallery, The Met and many other famous Galleries. Please see below for further background.
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy & stable Paper color: - Off white Age of map color: - Colors used: - General color appearance: - Paper size: - 14in x 9 1/2in (350mm x 240mm) Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - None Verso: - None
Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn (1606-1669) was a Dutch draughtsman, painter, and printmaker. An innovative and prolific master in three media, he is generally considered one of the greatest visual artists in the history of art and the most important in Dutch art history. Unlike most Dutch masters of the 17th century, Rembrandt's works depict a wide range of style and subject matter, from portraits and self-portraits to landscapes, genre scenes, allegorical and hCharles Amand Durandistorical scenes, biblical and mythological themes as well as animal studies. His contributions to art came in a period of great wealth and cultural achievement that historians call the Dutch Golden Age, when Dutch art (especially Dutch painting), although in many ways antithetical to the Baroque style that dominated Europe, was extremely prolific and innovative, and gave rise to important new genres. Like many artists of the Dutch Golden Age, such as Jan Vermeer of Delft, Rembrandt was also an avid art collector and dealer.
Leon Richeton (1854 - 1934) was an etcher, etched landscapes, and copied works by other artists, such as Sir Thomas Lawrence, Gainsborough & Rembrandt and others. He published etchings in The Portfolio, and etched illustrations for Alfred Egmont Hake's Paris Originals..., London, 1878.