Made by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn / 'Negress' Lying Down / 1658Made by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
'Negress' Lying Down

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Creator Name: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
Creator Nationality: European; Dutch
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Dutch, 1606-1669
Creator Name-CRT: Made by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Title: 'Negress' Lying Down
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1658
Creation End Date: 1658
Creation Date: 1658
Object Type: Prints
Materials and Techniques: Etching, drypoint, engraving
Dimensions: 3 3/16 x 6 1/4 in. (8.1 x 15.8 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 29.107.28
Credit Line: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929

The so-called 'Negress' Lying Down is one of Rembrandt's most beautiful and understated works. The dark and rich tones that engulf the figure inspired the title given to the print in the eighteenth century. Rembrandt made this print late in his career, by which time he had begun to create remarkable painterly effects never before seen in printmaking, with combinations of velvety drypoint lines, films of ink left on the printing plate, and variously colored papers. This impression was printed on goldentoned Japanese paper, which brings an underlying warmth to the dark image.

AMICA ID: MMA_.29.107.28
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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