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Jan Lutma, Goldsmith

A work made of etching and drypoint in black on buff laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching and drypoint in black on buff laid paper.




Rembrandt van Rijn
Dutch, 1606-1669

About this artwork

Among his most moving portraits in any medium, Rembrandt’s depiction of friend and peer Jan Lutma suggests the intimacy of the two artists’s relationship through Lutma’s unassuming posture. Rembrandt showed him in a moment of contemplation, holding a sculptured figure in his right hand and presumably reflecting on the value of his work.


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Rembrandt van Rijn


Jan Lutma, Goldsmith


Holland (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1656


Etching and drypoint in black on buff laid paper


Image/plate: 19.7 × 14.9 cm (7 13/16 × 5 7/8 in.); Sheet: 20.5 × 15.3 cm (8 1/8 × 6 1/16 in.)

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John H. Wrenn Memorial Collection

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