Drawings by Rembrandt, His Students, and Circle from the Maida and George Abrams Collection Peter C. Sutton, William W. Robinson

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
30 Sep 2011
ISBN:
9780300176063
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
208 pages: x 229mm
Illustrations:
175 color illus.
Sales territories:
World

George and Maida Abrams amassed perhaps the finest private collection of Dutch Old Master drawings in the world. This catalogue presents a selection of these superb works, and explores the role of drawing in the creative process in Rembrandt's studio and wider circle. 

The artists featured include Ferdinand Bol, Govert Flinck, Samuel van Hoogstraten, Jan Lievens, and Nicolas Maes: the key figures in Rembrandt's circle, who at times were deeply influenced by his remarkable style and on other occasions explored different approaches. Their works range from figure studies to landscapes, from narrative and biblical scenes to lively genre scenes. At the heart of the catalogue are ten exceptional drawings by Rembrandt, including two highly finished landscape drawings and a variety of figure studies. The accompanying text is written by two leading scholars of Dutch art, both of whom have worked closely with the Abrams collection. 

Peter C. Sutton is Executive Director of the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT. William W. Robinson is Maida and George Abrams Curator of Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University.

“[A] beautiful book . . . What makes these drawings so fascinating . . . is that with even minimal reflection one can follow the great artist’s creative process.”—John Linsenmeyer, Greenwich Patch