UNVEILING OF THE STATUE OF REMBRANDT
HART, Laurent Joseph: Belgium, 1852 , Bronze, 72 mm
Obv: Statue of Rembrandt ONTHULD IN TEGENWOORDIGHEID VAN Z. M. DEN KONIG
WILLEM III OP DEN 27STEN MEI 1852
Rev: Artists' supplies below banner inscribed: HULDE VAN HET DANKBARE
NAGESLAGHT Around: ANN REMBRANDT VAN RYN, GEBOREN TE LEYDEN, 15 JULY 1606,
BEGRAVEN TE AMSTERDAM, 8 OCT. 1669
Signed: HART FECIT ROYER SCULP.
Ref: Dirks, 728; Weiss BW151; unlisted in Forrer.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn (1606-1669), Dutch
painter, draftsman, and etcher of the 17th century. The greatest artist of
the Dutch school, he was a master of light and shadow whose paintings,
drawings, and etchings made him a giant in the history of art.
He was influenced by the work of Caravaggio and was fascinated by the work
of many other Italian artists. When Rembrandt became established as a
painter, he began to teach and continued teaching art throughout his life.
In addition to portraits, Rembrandt attained fame for his landscapes, while
as an etcher he ranks among the foremost of all time.
This medal commemorates the unveiling of the statue of Rembrandt in 1852.
The statue was unveiled in the presence of King William III, king of the
Netherlands and grand duke of Luxembourg.
AND PAINTINGS BY REMBRANDT (from WebMuseum by Nicholas Pioch)