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Rembrandt's Bankruptcy: The Artist, His Patrons, and the Art Market in Seventeenth-Century Netherlands

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This study examines the causes, circumstances, and effects of the 1656 bankruptcy by Rembrandt van Rijn. It examines all of the aspects of Rembrandt's bankruptcy, including his marketing practices, the appreciation of his work, and his relations with patrons, in addition to the details of the bankruptcy itself. Several patterns of short-sighted decision-making emerge as Rembrandt conducted his affairs within a constantly changing framework of relationships, a shifting set of obligations, and evolving artistic pursuits.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1. Bankruptcy and Rembrandt's critical fortune; 2. The perils of the Dutch art market; 3. The foundation of Rembrandt's financial problems; 4. Rembrandt's house on the Breestraat; 5. Rembrandt's collecting habit; 6. Rembrandt's disputes with his patrons; 7. The effects of Rembrandt's financial problems.

Portrait

Paul Crenshaw is assistant professor of art history and archaeology at Washington University in St Louis.

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'... what Crenshaw accomplishes ... is impressive, and constitutes a significant addition not only to Rembrandt studies but the growing interdisciplinary field of painting and economics in the seventeenth century.' Association of Art Historians
EAN: 9780521858250
ISBN: 0521858259
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 221 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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