Willem Drost (1633-1659)
A Rembrandt Pupil in Amsterdam and Venice
By (author) Jonathan Bikker
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Willem Drost (1633-1659) by Jonathan Bikker
Book DescriptionWillem Drost (1633--1659) was one of Rembrandt's most gifted pupils, and he is also considered one of the most mysterious. This book, the first ever devoted to this exceptional artist, unravels many of the mysteries of Drost's life and career. Curator and art historian Jonathan Bikker offers not only new archival evidence of the artist's date and place of death, but also a new assessment of Drost's place in the Rembrandt workshop and in the Venetian art world of the mid-seventeenth century. Drost emerges as one of Rembrandt's most talented imitators and, despite his short career, an artist with a variety of faces. The book features a meticulously researched and fully illustrated catalogue raisonne with 38 paintings now attributed to Drost (several formerly attributed to Rembrandt) and 35 other paintings today known only from old sale catalogues or reproductions. The author also discusses 32 paintings he rejects as Drost's work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300105810
(285mm x 245mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jonathan Bikker
Rembrandt, Hardback (October 2014)
The first book to focus exclusively on the extraordinary paintings, drawings, and prints that Rembrandt produced in the most innovative part of his career
Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Hardback (January 2009)» View all books by Jonathan Bikker
Showcases the holdings of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which owns the world's largest and most representative collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. This slipcased two-volume set focuses on 445 works by such masters as Hendrick Avercamp, Balthasar van der Ast, Hendrick ter Brugghen, and Esaias van de Velde.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Bikker
Jonathan Bikker is a researcher at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and co-curator of the recent Sweerts exhibition shown in Amsterdam and Hartford, CT.
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