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Museum het Rembrandthuis
Museum het Rembrandthuis
Jodenbreestraat 4
Amsterdam
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During the 17th century Amsterdam was developing into one of the most important printing centres in Europe, and in Rembrandt it gave the world one of the greatest printmakers of all time. The print publishers in Amsterdam made prints themselves, but for the most part they gave commissions to engravers and etchers, whose work they marketed. They also bought up copper plates from famous printmakers and published them with their own firm’s name. They were often involved in fierce competition to get the most famous or the latest prints for their lists. For the first time, this exhibition is dedicated to this period in the history of printing. The show features prints by Rembrandt, Salomon Saverij and artists whose work was reproduced and published by Cornelis Danckerts and his sons, among them Reinier Nooms (called Zeeman) and Nicolaes Berchem, also numerous splendid prints from the Atlas Blaeu, prints by Jan Muller and Jan Saenredam, and many other masterpieces.