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Jan Uytenbogaert, “The Goldweigher”

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

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  • A work made of etching and drypoint on paper.

Date:

1639

Artist:

Rembrandt van Rijn
Dutch, 1606-1669

About this artwork

This print of the tax collector Jan Uytenbogaert marks one of Rembrandt van Rijn’s first uses of drypoint, not as a corrective tool but as a supplement to an etching. Here the technique accentuates the velvety quality of the sitter’s rich fur garment. Rembrandt presented the man as a noble and meticulous professional, while simultaneously hinting at his true nature: Uytenbogaert, seated in the midst of an office complete with a fine oil painting and a rich tablecloth, reaches out to the bag of gold presented to him, his hand grasping it in an almost lascivious manner.

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Artist

Rembrandt van Rijn

Title

Jan Uytenbogaert, “The Goldweigher”

Origin

Holland

Date

1639

Medium

Etching and drypoint on paper

Dimensions

237 × 203 mm (image); 249 × 204 mm (plate); 260 × 215 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1938.1815

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