Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Self-portrait Etching Durand 1885
Rembrandt Self-portrait in a fur cap and oval border.
The 17th century was the age of the great etchers, including Rembrandt van Rijn, Paulus Potter, Antoine van Dyck and Jacob van Ruisdael. Many of his etching plates had been cancelled or destroyed, with only a couple useable plates remaining.
By the 1800's these few surviving plates for Rembrandt's etchings were worn flat and in very poor condition. Armand Durand, a noted and very respected engraver, dedicated the major part of his life re-creating early etchings from the masters. He researched and studied those pieces available in museums and private collections, especially the 1st and 2nd state etchings of the original works.
Durand's etchings have been purchased by major collectors throughout Europe, as well as the Louvre Museum in Paris and the French Biblioteque Nationale.
Artist: Amand Durand. Paris. Durant born in Paris France, 1831, became a master engraver early in his career.
Image size app.: 5 x 6.2 cm. 1.9 x 2.4 inches. Total size: 28 x 31 cm. 11 x 12.25 inches. Note: etching included passé partout.