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The Three Trees

A work made of etching and drypoint on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching and drypoint on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1643

Artist:

Rembrandt van Rijn
Dutch, 1606-1669

About this artwork

Rembrandt’s masterful Three Trees is the artist’s largest landscape print, an atmospheric etching and drypoint creation that epitomizes the ever-changing drama of the outdoors. In the face of nature, the human element is reduced to a group of miniscule figures, including a fisherman and his uninterested female companion on the left, various cowherds, and two distant figures on the hills beyond. An elegantly attired couple embrace tenderly in a private bower on the lower right, seeking companionship as well as shelter against the coming storm.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Rembrandt van Rijn

Title

The Three Trees

Origin

Holland

Date

Made 1643

Medium

Etching and drypoint on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

209 × 281 mm (sheet trimmed within platemark)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1938.1811

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