02 août 2017

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669), and Studio, A Young Man with a Chain, c. 1629 or 1632

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669), and Studio, A Young Man with a Chain, c. 1629 or 1632, oil on wood, Framed: 83.8 x 69.8 x 12.7 cm (33 x 27 1/2 x 5 in.); Unframed: 57.8 x 43.8 cm (22 3/4 x 17 3/16 in.). Bequest of John L. Severance, 1942.644 © The Cleveland Museum of Art. This painting is an example of a tronie, a Dutch word meaning “head” or “facial expression.” Tronies were not intended to be identifiable portraits, but artistic investigations of facial appearance and fanciful costume. Particularly in the years around 1630,... [Lire la suite]