Artwork from the JSP Estate/Private Collection

 

Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1831-1905

Title of Work

Thomas Haaringh

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Date of Work

ca. 1870

Medium

Engraving

Height

8 1/4"

Width

6"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection

Status

Stored: 234 JSP Box 5, S7D

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Artist Bio

(Charles) Amand Durand was an established and reputable French engraver who lived from 1831-1905. He dedicated most of his adult life to recreating the early etching plates created by the masters such as Rembrandt. His etchings are based on research and studies he did in museums and private collections, and his work is considered to be incredibly accurate. His work varies in value depending on the piece and is known to have been purchased by major European collectors, the Louvre, and the French Biblioteque Nationale.

Additional Information

Rembrandt (1606 1669) was a Dutch artist. This work was created by Amand Durand c. 1870 after Rembrandt.

Student Research Submitted by Simen Engh, 2019:

In the 1600s, etching was becoming popular as an alternative to plate engraving. Plate engraving was a physically and mentally intense method, and many artists were finding relief in the less exhausting medium of etching. Etching works by scratching a design into an acid-resistant ground covering a copper plate. The scratches are later filled with ink and pressed onto paper. Today, the tools and materials necessary for etching are widely available. The same can be said for the knowledge. This is contrary to the 1600s where the techniques were secrets passed down to apprentices, and the process was a major operation. Because of this exclusivity and difficulty in producing etching plates, the majority of plates produced by the master artists were lost, worn down or destroyed over the next couple hundred years.

Additional object notations:
Written by hand: Rembrandt, Old Haaring [Lower Left] Verso: Stamped "Printed in France [Lower Left] Stamped "G. Rapilly - Paris (publisher) Helio - A.D. 9 Quai Malaquais. Center of Verso - Amand Durand Red Stamp ca. 1870s

James Smith Pierce Collection

Condition

Good

Condition Notes

Darkening or bleaching from prolonged exposure to ultraviolet and/or heat from sun or artificial light.

Rights

Images are provided for educational purposes only and may not be reproduced for commercial use. Images may be protected by artist copyright. A credit line is required to be used for any public non-commercial educational purpose. The credit line must include, “Image courtesy of the University of North Dakota.”

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