Rembrandt’s Recession: Passion and Prints in the Dutch Golden Age

 In Art & Gallery News, Artists & Special Collections, Exhibits, Rembrandt van Rijn

The Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park, California had record attendance while featuring its latest Rembrandt van Rijn exhibit, so much so that it extended the exhibit’s run date until this Sunday, May 9th. So if you are in the area, be sure to check it out!

Christ Preaching (La Petite Tombe), c1652, Rembrandt van RijnRembrandt’s Recession: Passion and Prints in the Dutch Golden Age features 14 selections representing Rembrandt’s illustrious career as a printmaker.

Accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog, the exhibition contains some of the artist’s best-known prints, including such landmark examples as Christ Preaching (Le Petite Tombe) from around 1652 and Three Crosses from around 1660.

An event has also been added to the Timken’s “Art in the Afternoon” series. Museum director John Wilson will give a talk about the financial woes and personal issues that marked and marred Rembrandt’s life during the 1650s.

“The images all display Rembrandt’s gift as one of the greatest artists of the human condition. All the prints are exceptional impressions and masterpieces of 17th century printmaking by one of the greatest printmakers of all time,” said John Wilson, Ph.D., executive director of the Timken Museum of Art. “This is a perfect exhibition for our museum which has long been known for being home to San Diego’s only Rembrandt painting on public display.”

One of the greatest artists of all time, Rembrandt van Rijn is equally famous for his extraordinarily creative etchings and drawings as his paintings. Rembrandt’s Recession: Passion and Prints in the Dutch Golden Age, examines the artist’s New Testament subject matter in light of his life and times.

For additional Rembrandt etchings, visit to view a selection of prints from the Park West Rembrandt Collection. For over 40 years, Park West Gallery has been a world-wide source for collectors of original etchings by Rembrandt Van Rijn, with its collection including rare 17th century impressions and nearly 700 different posthumous impressions.

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