This is one of three surviving preliminary studies for the famous painting 'The Syndics' in the Rijksmuseum. It shows the figure second on the left in the painting, identified as the Amsterdam based cloth merchant Volckert Jansz. Rembrandt has rendered both the figure and his surroundings in bold, wide strokes of the reed pen and brush. He has not bothered about details, for this is a mere study, not a finished drawing intended for sale.
What was Volckert Jansz doing in the painting named 'Syndics of the drapers guild'?
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered
He was one of the most wealthy and important cloth merchants in Amsterdam, and was one of the five directors of the Drapers' Guild. This painting was commissioned by the depicted for the hall of the Drapers’ Guild. Greetings, Sarie.
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|Title||Study for one of the Syndics, Volkert Jansz.|
|Material and technique||Reed pen and brush in brown ink, brown wash, corrected and heightened with white, on cashbook paper|
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 225 mm
Width 175 mm
Rembrandt van Rijn
|Accession number||R 133 (PK)|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)|
|Department||Drawings & Prints|
|Age artist||Between 44 and 63 years old|
|Collector||Collector / Franz Koenigs|
Brown wash > Washing > Wash > Drawing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Highlight > Painting technique > Technique > Material and technique
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
|Place of manufacture||Amsterdam > North Holland > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
All about the artist
Rembrandt van Rijn
Leiden 1606 - Amsterdam 1669
Rembrandt van Rijn was born in Leiden. After his apprenticeship, during which he studied with various painters including Pieter Lastman in Amsterdam, he started...Bekijk het volledige profiel