Written by renowned Rembrandt scholar Seymour Slive, this gorgeous volume explores the artist’s extraordinary achievements as a draftsman by examining more than 150 of his drawings. Reproduced in color, these works are accompanied by etchings and paintings by Rembrandt and others, including Leonardo and Raphael. Unlike other publications of Rembrandt’s drawings, here they are arranged thematically, which makes his genius abundantly clear. Individual chapters focus on self-portraits, portraits of family members and friends, the lives of women and children, nudes, copies, model and study sheets, animals, landscapes and buildings, religious and mythological subjects, historical subjects, and genre scenes. Slive discusses possible doubtful attributions, which account for the considerable reduction from earlier times in the number of drawings now ascribed to the master.
Seymour Slive (1920-2014), an expert on seventeenth-century Dutch art, was Gleason Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus at Harvard University and former director of the Fogg Museum.
"Seymour Slive, who should be considered the dean of scholars of 17th-century Dutch art, brings a lifetime of study and erudition to Rembrandt Drawings. . . . You would have to go a long way to find a better guide than Mr. Slive." —The Wall Street Journal
"This beautifully written and produced book is the perfect introduction to Rembrandt's drawings for general readers and students alike. . . . Highly recommended." —Choice
"This book will long provide the touchstone and primer on Rembrandt drawings for scholars and amateurs alike." —The Art Book
260 pages 8 x 10 inches 197 color and 46 b/w illustrations ISBN 978-1-60606-636-2 paperback