11 Jun - 30 Oct

Exhibition Rembrandt Revival in Rembrandt House Museum


How Rembrandt inspired artists to etching

From June 11, the Rembrandt Revival exhibition will be on view in the Rembrandt House Museum, with dozens of highlights from etching art, from the recent donation of collector Neeke Fraenkel-Schoorl (1942). She collected prints from an early age. During her art history studies she fell in love with printmaking and after that she worked as an expert graphics expert at Sotheby’s. She recently donated her collection of nearly 400 prints and more than 200 pieces of graphics in books and magazines from the period 1850-1940 to the Rembrandt House Museum.

Rembrandt as an example
Manet, Morisot, Whistler, Cassatt and other famous painters were inspired by Rembrandt and also started making etchings during their time. They ensured an international revival of etching art between 1850 and 1940: the Etching Revival. The etchings are bursting with experimentation and innovation, with challenging compositions and surprising techniques. Rembrandt’s work was an important example for these artists. In the exhibition their work is therefore always combined with his etchings – an invitation to look and compare. The Etching Revival was therefore also a Rembrandt Revival. Special attention is paid to the group of female artists who were given the opportunity to become professional artists in the 19th century. Even then, women still encountered a lot of opposition. Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Käthe Kollwitz, among others, conquered a place in the art world and also started making prints.

The exhibition is accompanied by an audio tour and activities such as etching workshops and a RembrandtLIVE talk show and podcast.

Rembrandt Revival, until October 30th 2022, Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Jodenbreestraat 4