A Rabbi

Description
This etching by Léopold Flameng is known as either Un Rabbin or Un Vieux (An Old Man). The painting by Rembrandt hangs in the Musée Bonat, Bayonne, France. The print was etched for the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, a publication started in Paris by Charles Blanc in 1859, which ceased only recently. Flameng had met Blanc in the studio of a well-known engraver, Luigi Calamatta, and became one of two graphic artists on the new publication. He etched no fewer than 100 plates for the Gazette and some forty plates for Blanc’s book on Rembrandt’s work, published in 1859. Flameng’s etchings after Rembrandt were highly regarded by collectors in this period.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
Object Type
Etching
Date made
19th century
original artist
Rembrandt van Rijn
graphic artist
Flameng, Léopold
publisher
Gazette des Beaux-Arts
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
image: 12 cm x 9.8 cm; 4 3/4 in x 3 7/8 in
plate: 15 cm x 11.8 cm; 5 7/8 in x 4 5/8 in
sheet: 25 cm x 19.6 cm; 9 13/16 in x 7 11/16 in
ID Number
GA*14958
catalog number
14958
accession number
94830
subject
Judaism
Portraits
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Religion
Communications
Art
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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