Soured cream and chocolate cupcakes

Cyrus cylinder

Sloane astrolabe

Bow Road

London bridge (part ten)

Stonebridge Park

Sloane Square

How to get a seat


Chancery Lane

St Mary Abbots (Kensington Church Street)

Jack the Ripper walk (part two)

Burghead bull

Pytney bridge (part three)

Great Portland Street

News from our friends
XML error in File: http://www.anglophile.ru/en/rss.xml
XML error: Not well-formed (invalid token) at line 2
Most Popular
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Isabella BrantThis famous portrait drawing is of Rubens’ first wife, ...
Waterloo suicidesFor centuries people have been committing or attempting...
The queen of vintage - Hilary ProctorThere's only one thing more fabulous than Hilary Pr...
The Blues and RoyalsIn 1969 The Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) were amalgam...
London Oratory (Brompton Road)The Congregation of the Oratory was founded in Rome by ...
London bridge (part twelve)After the opening in 1836 of London Bridge station, the...
Clocks and watches - Martyn Stamp"1970s watches are very popular right now, whereas...
Guy's Hospital ChapelThe benefaction by which Thomas Guy founded the well-kn...
Rembrandt von Rijn (1606-69), The Three Crosses
 (голосов: 0)
Еhe Вritish museum holds many images of the Crucifixion from Christian art across the world. This example is also one of the Dutch artist Rembrandt’s most formidable masterpieces as a printmaker. The drypoint print illustrates the moment of Christ’s death, when ‘there was darkness over the whole land’ (Mark 15:33). A flood of supernatural lights illuminates the ground immediately around the cross. Dark shadows fill the four corners, and the figures hurrying away in the foreground are silhouetted against the brightness.

Rembrandt printed so many prints from the original copper plate he engraved for this print that the surface wore away. He then re-engraved the plate three times, so there are four different versions or ‘states’ of this image. For this, the fourth and final state, he drastically reworked the surface to produce a very different image. The extraordinary painterly effects he achieved with this fourth state must have astonished his contemporaries and have rarely been rivaled since.

Rembrandt von Rijn (1606-69), The Three Crosses

From The Netherlands, signed and dated AD 1653
Ht 38.7 cm

Посетители, находящиеся в группе Гости, не могут оставлять комментарии к данной публикации.