The National Museum of Western Art

update 03 July 2017

Currently not on display

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn [Leyden, 1606 - Amsterdam, 1669]

Christ with the Sick around Him, Receiving Little Children (The 'Hundred Guilder Print')

Dateca. 1649
Materials/Techniquesetching, drypoint and engraving on japanese paper
Size (cm)28.0 x 38.6
Standard ref.Bartsch 74; Hind 236 II (ii/?); Münz 217; Hollstein 74 II; White-Boon (Hollstein) 74 II  
CategoryPrints
Collection NumberG.1981-0001
Christ with the Sick around Him, Receiving Little Children (The 'Hundred Guilder Print')

Rembrandt did more than 300 copper engravings during his lifetime, among which "Christ Healing the Sick" is a particularly fine example. The main theme is taken from the story of Christ visiting a Jewish quarter and curing the sick. Also combined are the several other stories from the New Testament. The light is captured dramatically with a combination of etching, dry point, and engraving and produces a tender and profound pictorial space. The Japanese paper, which Rembrandt employed favourably, also enhances such features. (Source: The Digital Gallery. 1999-2006)

Provenance

Purchased by the NMWA, 1981.

Exhibition History

1997
Resonating Love and Life: European Art from National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Nagaoka, 12 April 1997 - 18 May 1997, cat. no. 69
2000
Tanka at the National Museum of Western Art: An Encounter between Poet and Art, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 25 July 2000 - 29 October 2000, cat. no. 72
2003
Rembrandt and the Rembrandt School: The Bible, Mythology and Ancient History, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 13 September 2003 - 14 December 2003, cat. no. 37
2007
Gods and Nature: The Essence of European Art from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Himeji City Museum of Art, 4 November 2007 - 2 December 2007, cat. no. 25
2007
Gods and Nature: The Essence of European Art from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, 11 December 2007 - 3 February 2008, cat. no. 25
2011
Rembrandt: The Quest for Chiaroscuro, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 12 March 2011 - 12 June 2011, cat. no. 49, repr., Nagoya City Art Museum, 25 June 2011 - 4 September 2011

Bibliography

1969
Rembrandt: Experimental Etcher (exh. cat.). Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, 1969, p. 180.
1969
Les plus belles eaux-fortes de Rembrandt (exh. cat.). Musée du Louvre, Paris, 29 October 1969 - 5 January 1970, Paris, Réunion des musées nationaux, 1969, pp. 51f.
1969
The Late Etchings of Rembrandt: A Study in the Development of A Print (exh. cat.). British Museum. Dept. of Prints and Drawings, London, 20 March - 11 May 1969. London, Arts Council, 1969, pp. 9f.
1983
Annual Bulletin of the National Museum of Western Art. No. 16 (1981), 1983, Mayekawa, Seiro. On the New Acquisitions 1981. pp. 9-12, Catalogue of the New Acquisitions. pp. 19-22, repr.
1989
Masterpieces of the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1989 (Japanese, preface in Japanese and English), cat. no. 118

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