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Landscape with Three Gabled Cottages beside a Road

Although Rembrandt produced comparatively few landscape prints (all between 1640 and 1653), his poetic depictions of the Dutch countryside had an enormous impact on subsequent artists, from the Romantics to the Barbizon school. While this image’s vernacular architecture (langhuis or long houses) reflects a familiar theme in Dutch art, his dramatic use of the dark drypoint lines in the foliage sets his work apart from his contemporaries.

Rembrandt van Rijn
Dutch, 1606–1669
Landscape with Three Gabled Cottages beside a Road
1650
Etching and drypoint on paper
Image/sheet (trimmed to irregular plate mark): 6 3/16 x 8 1/16 in. (15.7 x 20.5 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 75.15.1