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Abraham Entertaining the Angels by Rembrandt van Rijn Abraham Entertaining the Angels by Rembrandt van Rijn  
         
Abraham Entertaining the Angels by Rembrandt van Rijn   Abraham Entertaining the Angels (recto) by Rembrandt van Rijn   Self-Portrait Leaning on a Stone Sill by Rembrandt van Rijn
1. Rembrandt van Rijn, Abraham Entertaining the Angels, 1656, etching and drypoint, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Rosenwald Collection 1943.3.7160
2. Rembrandt van Rijn, Abraham Entertaining the Angels (recto), 1656, etched copperplate with drypoint, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Ladislaus and Beatrix von Hoffman and Patrons' Permanent Fund 1997.85.1.a
3. Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait Leaning on a Stone Sill, 1639, etching, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Horace Gallatin 1943.3.9117

Select one of these images to learn more about Rembrandt's treatment of the Old Testament story of Abraham, about printmaking techniques, and about his life.

 

Introduction

Rembrandt van Rijn brought a powerful intellect and astute psychological insight to his interpretations of biblical events.

Over the course of his career Rembrandt made about three hundred etchings. With many impressions of each image, his prints were seen by artists and collectors throughout Europe and brought the artist international fame.



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