Rembrandt van Rijn - A Lady and Gentleman in Black, 1633

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(Leyden, 1606 - 1669, Amsterdam)

Object details

Accession number

P21s9

Primary Creator

Rembrandt van Rijn (Leyden, 1606 - 1669, Amsterdam)

Full title

A Lady and Gentleman in Black

Creation Date

1633

Description

Stolen in 1990.

Provenance



Stolen in 1990.

Marks

Signed and dated (lower left): Rembrandt.ft: 1633 

Dimensions

131.6 x 109 cm (51 13/16 x 42 15/16 in.)

Display Media

Oil on canvas

Web Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.

Permanent Gallery Location

Dutch Room

Bibliography

Gustav F. Waagen. Treasures of Art in Great Britain, II (London, 1854), p. 115.
Vosmaer. Rembrandt (The Hague, 1877, 2nd ed.), p. 499.
South Kensington Museum. The Hope Collection of Pictures of the Dutch and Flemish Schools with Descriptions Reprinted from the Catalogue Published in 1891 by the Science and Art Department of the South Kensington Museum. (London, 1898), no. 64.
Catalogue. Fenway Court. (Boston, 1903), p. 14. (as "Portrait of a Burgomaster and his Wife")
Morris Carter. Isabella Stewart Gardner and Fenway Court (Boston, 1925; Reprint, Boston, 1972), p. 169.
Philip Hendy. Catalogue of the Exhibited Paintings and Drawings (Boston, 1931), pp. 292-94, ill.
Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 186.
Kurt Bauch. Rembrandt. Gemalde (Berlin, 1966), pl. 531.
George L. Stout. Treasures from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1969), pp. 152-53, ill.
James W. Howard, Jr. "Rembrandt van Rijn: The Storm on the Sea of Galilee." Fenway Court (1970), p. 33, no. 2.
Philip Hendy. European and American Paintings in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. (Boston, 1974), pp. 201-02, ill, pl. XXIX.
John Walsh, Jr. "Child's Play in Rembrandt's A Lady and Gentleman in Black." Fenway Court (1976), pp. 1-7, figs. 1-3.
Rollin van N. Hadley. Museums Discovered: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1981), pp. 7 ill., 82-83 ill., 84.
David R. Smith. "Rembrandt's Early Double Portraits and the Dutch Conversation Piece." Art Bulletin 64 (1982), pp. 259-288, figs. 1, 3.
David R. Smith. Masks of Wedlock: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Marriage Portraiture (Ann Arbor, 1982), pp. 118-126.
Gary Schwartz. Rembrandt: His Life, His Paintings (New York, 1985), pp. 147-48 fig. 131. (tentatively identified as Jan Pietersz. Bruyningh (1599-1640) and Hillegont Pieters Moutmaker (1599-1640))
Josua Bruyn et al. A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings, II (The Hague, 1986), pp. 728-739 (C67), figs. 1-7.
Ernst van de Wetering. "The Canvas Support." In Josua Bruyn et al. A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings, II (The Hague, 1986), pp. 27, 31-33 fig. 13, 36, 38
Ernst van de Wetering. "Problems of Apprenticeship and Studio Collaboration." In Josua Bruyn et al. A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings, II (The Hague, 1986), pp. 74-75, 79 fig. 25.
Rollin van N. Hadley (ed.). The Letters of Bernard Berenson and Isabella Stewart Gardner 1887-1924 (Boston, 1987), pp. 147, 149-50, 152-53, 155-57, 159, 328.
Hilliard Goldfarb. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: A Companion Guide and History (Boston, 1995), pp. 92, 103.
Cynthia Saltzman. Old Masters, New World: America’s Raid on Europe’s Great Pictures (New York: Penguin Books, 2008), p. 82.
Ernst Wetering et al. A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings, vol. 6: Rembrandt's Paintings Revisited - A Complete Survey (The Hague, 2014), pp. 122, 510, no. 61.

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Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.