The raising of Lazarus; Christ standing beside a tomb, surrounded by startled figures, with Lazarus seen below; arched plate; the larger plate. c.1632 Etching and burin, printed on laid paper with watermark of shield and crown device
- 1632 (circa)
- Height: 368 millimetres
- Width: 258 millimetres (max.)
Inscription ContentLettered with Rembrandt's monogram, on rock at centre: "RHL. v. Rijn".
For comment see 1848,0911.35.
Given as the third state of five (by Rembrandt) in the catalogue for the exhibition 'Rembrandt the Printmaker' (25 Jan-8 Apr 2001): Erik Hinterding, Ger Luijten and Martin Royalton-Kisch, BMP in association with the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, cat.17, pp.119-122.
2006 label text for "Rembrandt: a 400th anniversary display":
The raising of Lazarus: the larger plate, c.1632
Etching and burin, Hind 96, 3rd state
This highly worked etching is related to a painting by Rembrandt (now in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art). Rembrandt subsequently repainted the panel, so that it no longer resembles the print closely. Rembrandt has balanced light and dark almost equally, to great dramatic and spiritual effect, marshalling the light to converge on the figure of Christ.
Bequeathed by C.M. Cracherode, 1799, 1973.U.822
D+F XVIIc Mounted Roy
1997 Oct-Dec, Australia, NG of Victoria, 'Rembrandt'
1997/8 Dec-Feb, Canberra, NG of Australia, 'Rembrandt'
2010 Jan-April, London, Royal Academy of Arts, The Real Van Gogh
Inscribed on verso, in pen: "RD" [Robert Dighton]. Inscribed on verso, in pencil, by Robert Dighton: "T.W. [Thomas Worlidge] 1758", "Extremely rare" and "Bt at Langford's 1765 JD [John Dighton]". For more information about Dighton's false provenances see An Van Camp, 'Robert Dighton and his spurious collectors' marks on Rembrandt prints in the British Museum, London', in The Burlington Magazine 155 (2013), pp.88-94.
Prints & Drawings
The raising of Lazarus: the larger plate; Christ standing beside tomb, surrounded by startled figures, with Lazarus seen below; arched format. c1632 Etching and burin, printed on laid paper with watermark of shield and crown device
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