About this artwork
This work is now recognized as a clear example of Arent de Gelder’s individual style. A pupil of Rembrandt’s in the last stage of his career, De Gelder’s drawings can be characterized by their straight, loose lines; the placement of darker accents; and a focus on contours of the figures to the exclusion of defining the volume within the forms.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Aert de Gelder
- Jacob Shown Joseph’s Blood-Stained Coat
- Pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, with touches of white opaque watercolor, on buff laid paper, laid down on ivory laid paper
- Inscribed verso, lower left: "PRo, Mo"; lower center, in graphite: "Rembrandt: Original Drawing; The Bretherin of Joseph Reporting His death to Jacob/ From the Lord of Shrewsbury Coll."
- 121 × 186 mm (primary/secondary supports)
- The Charles Deering Collection