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The Golf Player (B.125)

The Golf Player

  • Etching on Ingres d’Arches off-white laid paper (watermark) with large margins. Signed and dated in the plate (bottom left). The second state according to Bjorklund, the third state according to Nowell–Eusticke. A 20th century impression printed by Marjorie Van Dyke. From the ‘Millennium’ edition limited to 2500 examples.
  • The 17th Century game “Kolf,” which lent its name to the modern game of golf was extremely popular in Rembrandt’s lifetime. Rembrandt’s use of chiaroscuro in this etching with the strong contrast of interior and exterior reveals his ability to selectively use areas of light and shade to focus the viewer to the interior sitter. This amusing and delightful genre scene of 17th Century Amsterdam was created the same year that Rembrandt’s mistress, Hendrickje Stoffels gave birth to their daughter Cornelia.

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