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Reflections on the Collection: The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professors at the National Gallery of Art: Stephen Bann on Léopold Flameng after Rembrandt van Rijn, Portrait of a Man (Le Doreur) (1885)

Stephen Bann (professor emeritus, University of Bristol, and former Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor at the National Gallery of Art) discusses reproductive engravings by Léopold Flameng in publications such as the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, which brought old master and contemporary paintings to a wide audience. Bann argues that the history of reproduction offers insight into how the work of masters, old and new, were received and circulated.