Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India

By: edited by Stephanie Schrader, with contributions by Catherine

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This sumptuously illustrated volume examines the impact of Indian art and culture on Rembrandt (1606–1669) in the late 1650s. By pairing Rembrandt’s twenty-two extant drawings of Shah Jahan, Jahangir, Dara Shikoh, and other Mughal courtiers with Mughal paintings of similar compositions, the book critiques the prevailing notion that Rembrandt “brought life” to the static Mughal art. Written by scholars of both Dutch and Indian art, the essays in this volume instead demonstrate how Rembrandt’s contact with Mughal painting inspired him to draw in an entirely new, refined style on Asian paper—an approach that was shaped by the Dutch trade in Asia and prompted by the curiosity of a foreign culture. Seen in this light, Rembrandt’s engagement with India enriches our understanding of collecting in 17th-century Amsterdam, the Dutch global economy, and Rembrandt’s artistic self-fashioning. A close examination of the Mughal imperial workshop provides new insights into how Indian paintings came to Europe as well as how Dutch prints were incorporated into Mughal compositions. Stephanie Schrader is curator of drawings at The J. Paul Getty Museum. She is editor of Looking East: Rubens’s Encounter with Asia (Getty Publications, 2013). Printed Pages: 160 with 130 illustrations.

Title: Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India

Author Name: edited by Stephanie Schrader, with contributions by Catherine

Categories: India, Art & Art History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Mumbai, India, Marg Publications: 2018

ISBN: 1606065521

ISBN 13: 9781606065525

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 292 x 222 Mm

Seller ID: 040161

Keywords: Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India