VAN RIJN, Rembrandt ( Attributed to)

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Description

Joseph Telling His Dream
17th C.
etching (re-strike)
5 x 3 7/8 in
Gesturing expressively, Joseph is shown relaying his dream that one day he will rule and others will bow to him. His brothers act out a variety of responses, from wonder to anger and suspicion. While the small etching is rich with fine detail, much has been obscured and darkened through centuries of wear to its plate. In the earlier impression of the same plate from Westmonts Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, also on view, note how features of the turbaned figure standing behind Joseph are still distinguishable beneath the shadow cast on his face. As you compare the two prints, see if you can observe other passages of engraving that have become illegible after numerous restrikes.

Creator

VAN RIJN, Rembrandt ( Attributed to)
Dutch, Leyde 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam

Source

Gift of Mr. Granville Libby

Identifier

1964.18

Citation

VAN RIJN, Rembrandt ( Attributed to) and Dutch, Leyde 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam, “VAN RIJN, Rembrandt ( Attributed to),” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 24, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/6808.