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By J. Bruyn, B. Haak, S.H. Levie, P.J.J. van Thiel, D. Cook-Radmore, L. Peese Binkhorst-Hoffscholte

ISBN-10: 9400944101

ISBN-13: 9789400944107

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Since the second one 1/2 the final century paintings historians, understanding that clone of Rembrandt’s paintings had develop into blurred with time, have tried to redefine the artist’s importance either as a resource of thought to different artists and as an exceptional artist in his personal correct. with the intention to keep it up the paintings begun by way of earlier generations, a bunch of major Dutch paintings historians from the college and museum global joined forces within the past due Sixties so as to research afresh the work often ascribed to the artist. The researchers got here jointly within the Rembrandt examine venture which used to be proven to supply the artwork international with a brand new average reference paintings which might serve the group of artwork historians for the within reach and lengthy destiny.

They tested the originals of all works attributed to Rembrandt taking complete benefit of today’s subtle strategies together with radiography, neutron activation autoradiography, dendrochronology and paint pattern research ― thereby gaining important perception into the genesis and situation of the work.

The results of this meticulous study is laid down chronologically within the following Volumes:

A Corpus of Rembrandt work, quantity I, which bargains with works from Rembrandt’s early years in Leiden(1629-1631), released in 1982.

THIS quantity: A Corpus of Rembrandt work, quantity II, masking his first years in Amsterdam (1631-1634), released in 1986.

A Corpus of Rembrandt work, quantity III, is going into his later years of popularity (1635-1642), released in 1990.

Each quantity contains a few Introductory Chapters in addition to the total Catalogue of all work from the given period of time attributed to Rembrandt. during this catalogue every one portray is mentioned and tested in an in depth method, comprising a descriptive, an interpretative and a documentary part. For the authenticity review of the work 3 diversified different types are used to divide the works in:

A. work via Rembrandt,
B. work of which Rembrandt’s authorship can't be certainly both authorized or rejected, and
C. work of which Rembrandt’s authorship can't be authorized.

This quantity (Volume II) comprises 900 pages, beginning of with 5 introductory chapters and discussing a hundred and one work. In transparent and available explanatory textual content all various work are mentioned, larded with immaculate photos of every portray. info are proven the place attainable, in addition to the result of modern-day technical imaging.

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Cit. (note I I), pp. 40- 41 states that the width of canvas used for the Claudius Civilis must have measured just over 200 em, the equivalent of 3 ells. 16 THE CANVAS SUPPORT Figs. 3- 4. Detail (I : I) X-ray of Still-life with dead peacocks (Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum ) demonstrating the better legibility of the weave in the positive print (fig. 4) Radiographs as a means of studying the canvas As a rule the weave of the canvas is readily observable in radiographs, as are any cusping and seams present.

Luke (see H. -Lucasgilde te Ha arlem, Alphen a. d. Rijn 1980, pp. 94, 95 (in 1(31 ), 42 2 (in 1(34), 334 (in 1702 ), 337 ( in 1715). Other craftsmen listed among the creditors of painters may also have provided them with primed canvases , such as 'lij stemakers' (fram e-m akers ) (cf. Vol. I, Introduction, Cha pter II , p. 20, note 28 ) or cabinet-makers; in one inve ntory a cabinet-ma ker is mentioned as having provid ed a painter with pa nels and canvases over several years (Kunstler/rwenta re V , p.

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