St Jerome in a dark chambre

Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt van Rijn - St Jerome in a dark chambre
Rembrandt was undoubtedly acquainted with the traditional subject depicting Saint Jerome in contemplation from Dürer’s famed engraving. Rembrandt, however, approached the theme in a wholly innovative manner. Using light and dark areas, he created an atmosphere imbued with serenity and concentrated spirituality. The light entering the dark room plays a decisive role, having a symbolic function, as do the rising spiral stairs.
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measurements: height 155 mm
width 176 mm
material: paper
technique: etching - drypoint - burin
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inventory number: R 143740
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings
licence: Creative Commons License public domain