Rembrandt’s “Indian Drawings” and His Later Work

William Robinson

At the summit of his career Rembrandt drew a remarkable series of copies after Mughal Indian paintings. Twenty-three of his “creative copies” after Mughal originals are known today. In this lecture William Robinson, Maida and George Abrams Curator of Drawings, emeritus, Fogg Museum/Harvard Art Museums and Thaw Senior Fellow, will examine these drawings in the context of Rembrandt’s later work and his practice as a draftsman.

Sponsored by the Morgan Drawing Institute, the annual Thaw Lecture aims to address critical topics in the study of drawings.

Tuesday, June 20, 6:30 pm
Free admission, online reservations requested.
Image Caption: 

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669), Indian Warrior with a Shield, ca. 1654-1656. Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909. I, 207

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