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Life Captured in Line: 17th-Century Dutch and Flemish Prints

Print culture flourished in the North and South Netherlands during the 17th century as the region became the epicenter of printing and publishing in Europe. Artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Van de Velde, and Cornelis Visscher participated in the influx and exchange of ideas that the industry fostered and created prints in an expansive variety of genres, styles, and techniques. Drawn from the Museum’s collection, the works in this exhibition reflect popular subjects of the time, including scenes from the Bible and mythology, landscape, and portraiture. They also highlight the market forces and networks that allowed prints to play a prominent role in the art world.
Relevant research areas: Western Europe, Baroque, Engraving, Etching

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