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Rubens at The Huntington

Impressions of an Age: Dutch and Flemish Prints of the 17th Century


Since its origins, printmaking has been appreciated by its practitioners for the speed and economy with which images can be reproduced. Yet this humble medium reached a technical and aesthetic highpoint in the Netherlands in the 17th century. Artists renowned for their painting, such as Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) and Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669), became masters of printmaking, capturing both intimate subjects and grand scenes with subtlety and richness of execution. Representing diverse subjects—from the biblical to the everyday—this intimate exhibition draws upon The Huntington’s own holdings that testify to their makers’ creativity and skill.

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd.
San Marino, California