Watermark Match Discoveries in Drawings by Rembrandt

May 25, 2023

Join the Frick Art Reference Library for a digital art history talk discussing new findings about a group of Rembrandt's drawings. Using recently developed software tools that create overlays of paper watermarks, twenty of Rembrandt's sheets have revealed watermarks matching those of prints by the artist, drawings by other seventeenth-century Dutch artists, and other Dutch documents from the period. These matches confirm or prompt reconsideration of previously assigned dates for the group of drawings. Begun in 2021, this research is part of an ongoing project searching for watermark matches in seventeenth-century Dutch drawings.

C. Richard Johnson, Jr.'s research is supported by the Getty Foundation.


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