Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69)
'The Three Trees'
Etching with drypoint and burin (Bartsch 212, only state)
Museum no. CAI 610
Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides
This is the largest and finest of Rembrandt's landscape etchings, confidently worked largely with direct needle and burin lines. He took the view near the Diemerdijk, in the vicinity of Amsterdam. The brilliant lights and darks of a sky filled with storm clouds bring a feeling of dramatic intensity to the flat landscape.