Holm Bevers, Lee Hendrix, William W. Robinson, and Peter Schatborn
Rembrandt was the most famous painter of the Dutch Golden Age, and the opportunity to work in his studio attracted young artists for nearly four decades, until the artist's death in 1669. This catalogue explores the workings of Rembrandt's studio in the form of drawings made by the master himself and fifteen of his pupils. Rembrandt and his students would often depict the same subject matter as an exercise and make drawings of the same nude models.
Organized chronologically, Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils is a groundbreaking study that presents more than forty works by Rembrandt and related works by his pupils. It explores the scholarship of recent decades that has brought new and more systematic criteria to bear on determining the authenticity of Rembrandt drawings, and defines the styles of his pupils and followers with ever-greater precision.
This is an essential book for anyone interested in the Dutch Golden Age or the lives and careers of Rembrandt and the artists in his immediate circle. A major exhibition of these drawings was on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from December 8, 2009, to February 28, 2010.
Holm Bevers is curator of Netherlandish drawings at the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett. Lee Hendrix is senior curator in the Department of Drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum. William W. Robinson is the Maida and George Abrams Curator of Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University. Peter Schatborn is Emeritus Head of the Rijksprentenkabinet at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.