Online Study Day: Young Rembrandt and his works on paper

by the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, the Netherlands Institute for Art History, TORCH Humanities Cultural Programme

This study day will take place online on zoom across two sessions. This event is free to attend but registration (for the full study day) is required due to limited places.

Please note the sessions will be recorded and shared following the event for those unable to join.


10:00 Welcome

10:05–10:50 Session 1: The Young Rembrandt exhibition

10:.05 An Van Camp (Christopher Brown Curator of Northern European Art, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford):

A Curator’s View of the Young Rembrandt Exhibition

10:30 Peter Klein (Professor Emeritus in Wood Biology, University of Hamburg) and Jevon Thistlewood (Paintings Conservator, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford):

A rediscovered painting from Rembrandt’s Workshop at the Ashmolean Museum

10:50 Break

11:00–12:30 Session 2: Recent Material-Technical Research on Rembrandt’s Early Drawings and Prints

Moderator: Jane Turner (Head of the Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)

11:00 Michiel Franken (Curator of Technical Documentation Rembrandt and Rembrandt School, Netherlands Institute for Art History RKD, The Hague):

Rembrandt, his Teachers and the Education of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Artists

11:20 Rick Johnson (Geoffrey S. M. Hedrick Senior Professor of Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York):

Identifying New Watermarks in Impressions of Rembrandt’s Early Etchings: The WIRE Project at Cornell University

11:40 Erik Hinterding (Curator of Prints, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam):

The Young Rembrandt as an Experimental Printmaker

12:00 Questions and Discussion

12:30–13:30pm Lunch

13:30–16.00 Session 3: Recent Art-Historical and Provenance Research on Rembrandt’s Early Drawings and Prints

Moderator: Jacquelyn Coutré (Eleanor Wood Prince Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture before 1750, Art Institute of Chicago)

13:30 Ilona van Tuinen (Curator of Drawings, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam):

The Emergence of Rembrandt as a Draughtsman

13:50 Olenka Horbatsch (independent art historian, London):

Rembrandt’s Use of Unfinished Proof Impressions in his Printmaking

14:10 Stephanie Dickey (Bader Chair in Northern Baroque Art, Queen’s University, Kingston,Canada):

Everyday Life in Rembrandt’s Early Works

14:30 Break

14:40 Tico Seifert (Senior Curator of Northern European Art, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh):

The King, the curious, and the collectors: Rembrandt’s works in Britain before 1700

15:00 Robert Fucci (Lecturer, University of Amsterdam):

Understanding the Collecting and Patronage of Rembrandt’s Prints in Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam

15:20 Questions and Discussion

16:00 End of the Conference