The Three Trees

A work made of etching and drypoint on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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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.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Rembrandt van Rijn

Title

The Three Trees

Origin

Holland

Date

1643

Medium

Etching and drypoint on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

209 x 281 mm (sheet trimmed within plate mark)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1938.1811

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