This accompanied an exhibition which 'provides a detailed investigation of a single Rembrandt painting, the Entombment Sketch
in the Hunterian, Glasgow.' It shows how he was inspired by Renaissance masters and tells the rather complicated story of the painting of the panel. It also provides a new explanation of Rembrandt's unusual use of smooth paint and thick impasto.
A key painting among Rembrandt's various works depicting the Passion story is the centerpiece of this absorbing volume that combines the latest scholarly findings and breathtaking reproductions. Painted between the years 1632 and 1646, the Passion series is one of Rembrandt's finest accomplishments. This volume investigates a work known as the Entombment Sketch - actually a beautiful finished painting, and the jewel of the Hunterian Art Gallery's collection. Drawing from paint samples, new high-definition imagery, and other technical findings, this volume thoroughly explores the provenance of the painting. The authors also discuss Rembrandt's own influences in creating the Passion series, including Leonardo, Caravaggio, Raphael, and Rubens, and compare the work with that of Rembrandt's contemporaries. ILLUSTRATIONS: 40 b/w 60 colour