Eye Candy for Today: Rembrandt landscape drawing

Cottage near the Entrance to a Wood, Rembrandt van Rijn
Cottage near the Entrance to a Wood, Rembrandt van Rijn.

If I were writing an illustrated dictionary of art terms, next to “economy of notation” I would have one of Rembrandt’s drawings.

Interestingly, for an artist whose paintings were primarily portraiture, many of Rembrandt’s etchings, and a high percentage of the drawings apparently done for his own pleasure, were landscapes.

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use “Fullscreen” link and zoom or download arrow.


3 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: Rembrandt landscape drawing”

  1. Thanks, Ælle!

    Not only is Peder Mork Mønsted a personal favorite of mine (in particular, I love his paintings of creeks and streams in the woods: http://www.linesandcolors.com/2008/09/24/peder-mork-mnstead/ and http://www.linesandcolors.com/2010/08/30/more-peder-mork-monstead/ ), just by chance, I happen to be looking at some of his work today. I discovered a treasure trove of high res images of Mønsted’s work on the Bonhams auction site.

    The trick is to do a search and then set the date range to “Past”: http://tinyurl.com/pgjobwy

    When you go to the individual pages for the paintings, you can click for high-resolution zoomable images of most of the paintings.

    You can find a couple of pieces by by Peder Severin Kröyer there as well: http://tinyurl.com/qxy7hqj

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