Rembrandt's engravings at BUAP

By José María Lafragua Historical Library, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Rembrandt van Rijn

The José María Lafragua Historial Library (BUAP) shares in this ocasion a selection of engravings created by the great representative artist of the Baroque, Rembrandt van Rijn. These etchings were printed in a revised edition in the 19th century by the french artist Julien Delangle using the original metal plates created by Rembrandt. It is still a mistery how and when this masterpiece became part of the collection of the State College of Puebla, educational institution predecessor of our university.

Rembrandt's at Lafragua Rembrandt with haggard eyesJosé María Lafragua Historical Library, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Rembrandt's engraving

Religious etchings, self portraits and portraits of Rembrandt's family

Rembrandt's at Lafragua Jesus preaching (Piece incorrectly called The Little Tomb)José María Lafragua Historical Library, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Rembrandt's religious etchings

This selection includes some samples of the Dutch painter using the chiaroscuro technique that he used in many other paintings of biblical scenes and characters (both Old and New Testament) and a few representations of Saint Jerome. The religious subject in Rembrandt’s artistic production is both significant and exceptional, since this type of work was unusual in protestant Holland of the 17th Century.

Rembrandt's at Lafragua Holly Family, or the Virgin wahing.José María Lafragua Historical Library, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Holly Family, or the Virgin wahing

Holly Family, or the Virgin wahing

Rembrandt's at Lafragua Presentation of Jesus at the Temple (elongated piece)José María Lafragua Historical Library, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Presentation of Jesús at the Temple

Presentation of Jesús at the Temple

Presentation of Jesús at the Temple

Rembrandt's at Lafragua Jesus among the Law DoctorsJosé María Lafragua Historical Library, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Jesús among the Law Doctors

Jesús among the Law Doctors

Rembrandt's at Lafragua The brief resurrection of LazarusJosé María Lafragua Historical Library, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

The brief resurrection of Lazarus

The brief resurrection of Lazarus

The brief resurrection of Lazarus

Rembrandt's at Lafragua Jesus in the Garden of OlivesJosé María Lafragua Historical Library, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Jesús in the Garden of Olives

The brief resurrection of Lazarus

Rembrandt's at Lafragua Cross Downhill TorchJosé María Lafragua Historical Library, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Cross Downhill Torch

Cross Downhill Torch

Cross Downhill Torch

Rembrandt's at Lafragua Jesus Christ carried to the tombJosé María Lafragua Historical Library, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Jesus Christ carried to the tomb

Jesus Christ carried to the tomb

Jesus Christ carried to the tomb

Rembrandt's at Lafragua Saint Stephen's Martyrdom, From the collection of: José María Lafragua Historical Library, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
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Rembrandt's at Lafragua Bust of Rembrandt's Mother in black veilJosé María Lafragua Historical Library, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Rembrandt’s self portraits and portraits of his family

This group shows some of the etchings that the Dutch painter made of members of his family. The style he chose to represent them is quite different from the common practice used for domestic portraits in the 17th century: they were presented individually. Through the portraits of his mother, of Saskia (his wife) and Titus (his son), as well as the large set of self portraits, Rembrandt showed not only his technical ability but also the liberality in subject selection, priviledging truth and sincerity above beauty and harmony; he also privileged the anecdotal character of his artistic work.

Rembrandt's at Lafragua Rembrand wearing a round hat and an embroidered coatJosé María Lafragua Historical Library, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Rembrand wearing a round hat and an embroidered coat

Rembrandt's at Lafragua Rembrandt's wife, wearing headdressJosé María Lafragua Historical Library, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Rembrandt's wife, wearing headdress

Rembrandt's at Lafragua Portrait of Titus Van Rijn, Rembrandt's sonJosé María Lafragua Historical Library, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Portrait of Titus Van Rijn, Rembrandt's son

Rembrandt's at Lafragua Rembrandt wearing a smooth hat (Portrait of Rembrandt with short, curly hair)José María Lafragua Historical Library, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Rembrandt wearing a smooth hat (Portrait of Rembrandt with short, curly hair)

Rembrandt's at Lafragua Rembrandt with Curly Hair, From the collection of: José María Lafragua Historical Library, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
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