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An Artist in His Studio  1630

by Rembrandt

Using only pen and ink, which shows every mistake, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn created the space and volume of an artist's studio with a spare use of line. He drew the easel and the painting first, as the point of reference for the artist and the other objects. He later added the perspective lines that converge beyond the right edge of the paper; they served to confirm hi...
20.5 x 17 cm (8 1/16 x 6 11/16 in.)
Pen and brown ink
Courtesy of The Getty